Mere hours before convicted killer Anthony Bartee was due to be executed in Texas, his lawyers filed a flurry of appeals to delay the process.
Bartee was found guilty of killing a man then stealing his motorcycle, but his lawyers argue that some evidence found at the crime scene wasn’t properly tested. They now demand that drinking cups and cigarette butts found at the victim's home be tested for DNA to see if someone else was there on the night of the murder.
“These cups and cigarette butts are crucial evidence,” said an anonymous member of the legal team. “Especially the butts. Someone needs to examine those butts closely. They should be examined and possibly probed. Something stinks here, and I think it’s those butts.”
The anonymous source went on to say, “We’ve been trying to get our hands on those butts for years, and now we’ve finally got them. Just one little butt can make a huge difference. Maybe it’s the victim’s butt. Maybe it’s Anthony Bartee’s butt. But maybe that butt belongs to a stranger. Maybe it’s a killer’s butt. And if so, we need to find that killer and throw his butt in jail. His other butt, I mean. Sorry.”