HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- A man on Texas' death row has accepted a new sentence following a win at the Supreme Court earlier this year.
Duane Buck received a new punishment hearing when the Supreme Court ruled his death sentence was tainted by disturbing references to race. Buck has accepted a new prison term of life plus two, 60-year sentences.
In consideration for Buck pleading guilty to two additional counts of attempted murder, the Harris County District Attorney said her office will not pursue the death penalty.
Buck was sentenced to death in 1995 after killing his ex-girlfriend and her friend in Houston.