The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP) is a statewide, grassroots membership organization working to end the death penalty in Texas. TCADP engages in outreach, education, and advocacy aimed at raising awareness of issues related to the death penalty and mobilizing the citizens of Texas - and their elected officials - to support abolition. We invite all concerned citizens to join our growing movement.

30 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Texas Schedules Execution of Scott Panetti Despite Long History of Severe Mental Illness

Breaking: Today, a state district court announced that Texas has set a December 3, 2014 execution date for Scott Panetti, who has a fixed delusion that Satan, working through the state, is trying to kill him for preaching the Gospel. Below is a statement from Mr. Panetti’s attorney followed by background about the case and a link to [...]

29 October 2014 ~ Comments Off

State of Texas Executes Miguel Paredes

Last night, the State of Texas carried out its final execution of 2014, putting Miguel Paredes to death for the murders of Adrian Torres, Nelly Bravo, and Shawn Michael Caine in San Antonio in 2000. Paredes was 18 years old when he and two accomplices shot the three victims, took their bodies to Frio County, and [...]

27 October 2014 ~ Comments Off

Texas scheduled to execute Miguel Paredes

On Tuesday, October 28, 2014, the State of Texas is scheduled to execute Miguel Paredes for the murders of Adrian Torres, Nelly Bravo, and Shawn Michael Caine in San Antonio. Paredes was 18 years old in 2000, when he and two accomplices shot the three victims, took their bodies to Frio County, and set them on [...]

14 October 2014 ~ Comments Off

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Stays Execution of Larry Hatten

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has stayed the execution of Larry Hatten, which was scheduled to take place on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.  According to the Associated Press and reposted by KVUE, the court issued Hatten “a reprieve to resolve a 1997 filing with his trial court in Nueces County. The judges said Monday [...]

08 October 2014 ~ Comments Off

Manuel Velez, who once faced execution, is now a free man

Today, October 8, 2014, Manuel Velez – who once faced execution by the State of Texas – was released from prison in Huntsville. He will be reunited with his family in Brownsville, including his two sons, who are now 11 and 15 years old. His freedom is a momentous outcome in a case that has [...]

06 October 2014 ~ Comments Off

Texas schedules final executions of the year

In the October 2014 edition of our e-newsletter, you’ll find information about the final executions scheduled to take place in Texas this year, as well as recent death penalty developments and upcoming events.

26 September 2014 ~ Comments Off

U.S. Supreme Court Must Prevent Execution of Scott Panetti

Attorneys for Scott Panetti, a man with severe mental illness who has spent nearly 20 years on death row in Texas, are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider once again whether he is incompetent to be executed.

25 September 2014 ~ Comments Off

Today is National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

Today, September 25th, marks the annual observance of National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. This day honors the memory of homicide victims and acknowledges the resulting long-term trauma for their families, communities, and the nation.