Texas appeals court to consider jury instructions

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Associated Press

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 12:02 PM

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Closing arguments in the capital murder trial of a Texas inmate charged with the 2007 death of a guard have been delayed until at least next week.

The Eagle (http://bit.ly/11JzzPX ) newspaper reports an appeals court in Waco on Monday will consider jury instructions in the Bryan trial of John Falk Jr. Falk was serving a life term for murder when corrections officer Susan Canfield was killed during an escape attempt at the Wynne Unit in Huntsville.

Inmate Jerry Martin has been sent to death row for the slaying of Canfield, who was on horseback. Martin had been serving 50 years for attempted capital murder.

Prosecutors this week asked an appeals court to rule on the specific jury charge in Falk's life-or-death case.

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Information from: The Eagle, http://www.theeagle.com

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