Nearly 50 Evangelical leaders from Texas and across the country have appealed to Texas Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles asking them to spare Jeff Wood’s life. Wood is scheduled for execution on August 24, 2016, even though he was not the triggerman, had no previous criminal history, and suffers from borderline intellectual functioning and mental illness.
Imagine spending 34 years in prison – most of them on death row in Texas – for a crime you didn’t commit. Now imagine being told by doctors that in a matter of months, you will die of liver cancer. That’s the situation facing Max Soffar, who will die behind bars before any court can […]
Yesterday, July 26, 2012, attorneys for Marcus Druery filed a request for a stay of execution with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Druery is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday, August 1, for the 2002 murder of Skyyler Brown in Brazos County. His attorneys have sought a full competency hearing to determine his mental […]
A new article by Andrew Cohen that appears in The Atlantic (“A Day in the Life of the Death Penalty: July 18, 2012,” July 12, 2012) draws parallels between two executions scheduled to take place next Wednesday – one here in Texas and one in Georgia. Here’s an excerpt: Next Wednesday, July 18, reckons to be […]
Yokamon Hearn faces execution in Texas on July 18, 2012. He was convicted in Dallas County of the 1998 carjacking and murder of 23-year-old stockbroker Frank Meziere. He was the only person among the four young people charged with this crime to receive the death penalty, even though one of the co-defendants, Delvin Diles, fired […]