Nearly three out of four death dates scheduled nationwide in 2017 were cancelled, after courts and governors intervened in 58 executions across the country, reported the Houston Chronicle.
That's one of the striking takeaways from a pair of end-of-year reports that offer sweeping overviews of capital punishment in 2017.
The broader trends offer no surprises: executions are down, but Texas is still the nation's killingest state. Nearly a third of the year's 23 executions took place in Texas.
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