State District Judge resets execution date of Kosoul Chanthakoummane

Kosoul Chanthakoummane’s execution date has been reset for July 19, 2017. Chanthakoummane was originally scheduled to be executed on January 25, 2017.  State District Judge Ben Smith reset the date to allow time for the courts to review pending appeals. Kosoul Chanthakoummane was sentenced to death for the 2006 murder of real estate agent Sarah […]

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State of Texas executes Christopher Wilkins

Yesterday, January 11, the State of Texas carried out its first execution of 2017. Christopher Chubasco Wilkins was executed for the 2005 murders of Mike Silva and Willie Freeman in Fort Worth. Wilkins gave no final statement. He was 48 years old. In October 2015,  Wilkins’ execution date was withdrawn at the request of Tarrant County prosecutors, who sought […]

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