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 […]
Thank you to everyone who has taken action to stop tonight’s scheduled execution of Anthony Bartee, who was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1996 murder of David Cook in San Antonio. We learned late last night from Bartee’s attorneys that the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles voted unanimously against granting clemency or a […]
On May 2, 2012, Anthony Bartee may be put to death by the State of Texas, even though DNA testing ordered recently by State District Judge Mary Román has not been completed or analyzed. Take action now to stop this execution.
On February 28, 2012, Anthony Bartee may be put to death by the State of Texas, even though the Bexar County Criminal Investigation Laboratory still has not tested pieces of DNA evidence that were collected from the crime scene. Even after being ordered to test this evidence by Trial Judge Mary Román, neither the Bexar […]
Last night, attorneys for Duane Buck filed a request for a 30-day reprieve from Governor Rick Perry on behalf of Duane Buck, his family, Senator Rodney Ellis, former Assistant District Attorney Linda Geffin and surviving victim Phyllis Taylor. Here’s an excerpt from the request: The State of Texas should not condone any form of racial discrimination […]