On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, the State of Texas is scheduled to execute Anthony Shore for multiple murders in Harris County in the 1980s and 1990s. Sentenced in November 2004, Shore is the last white defendant to receive a death sentence in Harris County. If it proceeds, his execution would be the first out of Harris […]
Tonight, October 12, 2017, the State of Texas executed Robert Pruett after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his two remaining appeals. Pruett steadfastly maintained his innocence of the 1999 murder of Corrections Officer Daniel Nagle. This case bears many of the hallmarks of wrongful convictions: no physical evidence tied Pruett to the crime scene; unreliable […]
In a court hearing in Harris County on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, Duane Buck pled guilty to two counts of attempted murder, including the shooting of his stepsister, in a deal that exchanged the death penalty for a life sentence plus two 60-year terms. He will be removed from Texas death row, where he has spent […]
In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find information about scheduled executions, staff changes at TCADP, and cases that challenge the constitutionality of the death penalty. You’ll also find a list of upcoming events in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.
A Bexar County judge has approved a motion filed by the District Attorney’s Office to withdraw the September 7 execution date of Juan Castillo due to Hurricane Harvey. According to the motion, “A portion of Mr. Castillo’s defense team resides and works in Harris County and the surrounding areas, and has been affected by Hurricane […]