A man assigned to death row four decades ago has been released on parole in Texas.
Bobby James Moore, 60, was released this summer after the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, citing intellectual disability, reduced his sentence last year from a death sentence to life in jail, according to the state’s Department of Criminal Justice.
After his release on Aug. 6, he joined family in southeastern Texas, according to the prisons department.
Moore was convicted of murder in the 1980 shooting death of a clerk in a grocery store robbery.
He was on death row from July 1980 until he was resigned in January to the W. F. Ramsey Unit of the Texas prison system, Robert Hurst, a spokesperson for the state’s Department of Criminal Justice, said in an email.
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