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voiceofreason
11-30-2015, 02:27 PM
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Dallas-Man-Condemned-for-1993-Slaying-Loses-Federal-Appeal-359007671.html

Dallas Man Condemned for 1993 Slaying Loses Federal Appeal

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11/30/15

A federal appeals court has refused an appeal from a 40-year-old man on death row for fatally shooting a Dallas man who was walking with his newlywed wife on a jogging trail at a community college just outside Dallas.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday denied Alvin Braziel's arguments that his attorneys were deficient for not presenting sufficient mitigating evidence during the punishment phase of his 2001 murder trial in Dallas.

Braziel was condemned for a 1993 failed robbery attempt where 27-year-old Douglas White was shot dead. White's wife of 11 days was raped during the attack on the trail that circled Eastfield College in Mesquite.

DNA tests while Braziel was serving a five-year prison term for sexual assault of a child linked him to the slaying.

https://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/death_row/dr_info/brazielalvin.html

Summary of Incident
On 9/21/1993 at 9:00 p.m. in Mesquite, Braziel approached a newlywed couple walking on a jogging trail of a community college. Braziel demanded money. When it was discovered that neither of the two had any money in their possession, Braziel shot the 27 year old white male, resulting in his death. Braziel then sexually assaulted the 23 year old white female. Braziel linked to the crime in January 2001 when his DNA was found to match the DNA taken from the female victim.