New Punishment Trial or Death Penalty For Inmate Convicted of Murder

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The Hidalgo County District Attorney’s office is expected to decide if they’ll seek the death penalty in a case dating back to 2006.

47-year-old Douglas Armstrong was sentenced to death in 2007 for killing a Donna man the previous year. However, in November 2017 the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted Armstrong a new punishment trial.

On March 19 the district attorney’s office will decide if it’ll move forward with a new punishment trial or if the death penalty is off the table.

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