During Randy's trial a document was discovered buried deep in boxes of State documents; this document was a particular compilation of the order of the Texas 7 from the strongest leadership qualities, to the weakest. However, the Judge would not allow the Jury to see this document because its authorship was not known and therefore, the prosecution argued that it could not be presented under the “Hearsay Rules”. It was obvious that the State intentionally withheld the information needed, therefore violating Randy's constitutional rights under what is known as “The Brady Rule”. Brady essentially says that "whatever evidence there is that is favorable to the defendant, the prosecutor MUST turn over to the Defense".
The document that the Jury did not see showed Randy as the weakest link in the group, and the least dangerous. Had the Jury been able to view this important piece of evidence, they may have spared his life instead of giving him a death sentence.
This document is uploaded here, and is known as the "Ranking Order of the Texas 7." You will also see other documents which back up the order in which Randy and his co-defendants appear in the "Ranking" document.
Copy of Ranking Document - this is one of the most important documents in Randy's case