With death row inmate Larry Ray Swearingen, timing of murder is the issue
By: Steve Mills
Saturday, June 25, 2011
As Texas Gov. Rick Perry considers a presidential run, another death penalty case with tough questions about scientific evidence may become an issue. In this case, Perry would decide whether to proceed with the execution.
Larry Ray Swearingen is on death row for the December 1998 kidnapping and murder of Melissa Trotter. At issue is scientific evidence that estimates when Trotter was murdered. That is crucial because she disappeared Dec.