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Former Texas death row inmate takes 4 life sentences in plea

HOUSTON (AP) - A North Carolina man who spent nearly two decades on Texas death row has accepted four consecutive life sentences without parole in a plea agreement after the U.S. Supreme Court ordered he receive a new sentencing trial.

Randolph Mansoor Greer was 19 in 1992 when he was convicted of capital murder and condemned for the fatal shooting of a Houston-area gun shop owner during a robbery. Authorities said the 1991 slaying of 47-year-old Walter Chmiel was part of a 10-month crime binge by Greer in Texas and North Carolina. He'd been charged in Greensboro, North Carolina, with another capital murder, two rapes and four robberies.

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Harris County prosecutors said Tuesday the four new life terms mean the 43-year-old Greer would never again be a threat to public safety.


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