In this edition of our monthly e-newsletter, you’ll find updates on the TCADP 2016 Annual Conference, our new and improved fact sheet on the cost of the death penalty, and an invitation to a special event with Anthony Graves.
Last night, January 27, the State of Texas executed James Freeman for the murder of Game Warden Justin Hurst after a police chase in 2007 in Wharton County. His 2008 trial was the first death penalty case in Wharton since 1979 and he was the first person from the county to be executed. Freeman’s lawyers argued that their […]
The State of Texas carried out its first execution of the year last night, putting Richard Masterson to death by lethal injection for the 2001 murder of Darin Honeycutt in Houston. According to the Texas Tribune, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court both denied last-minute requests for stays of execution. One […]
This week, the State of Texas is scheduled to carry out its first execution of the year. On Wednesday, January 20, Richard Masterson is scheduled to be put to death for the 2001 murder of Darin Honeycutt in Houston. According to the Houston Chronicle, during his 2002 trial, Masterson told jurors that he would be a future danger. Future […]
In this edition of our monthly e-newsletter, you’ll find information about the TCADP 2016 Annual Conference, as well as scheduled executions and volunteer opportunities. You’ll also find links to recent articles and editorials about the demise of the death penalty.