Harris Co. DA Gives Up on Trying to Execute 1977 Inmate

On death row since 1978, he's been convicted and sentenced to death three time


After three convictions and death sentences, all of which were at least partially overturned on appeal, the Harris County District Attorney's Office plans to drop efforts to execute Anthony Pierce, who has been on death row since 1978. 

"I expect he will get a life sentence," Assistant District Attorney Lance Long said of a hearing set for Thursday in state District Judge Denise Collins' court.