TCADP September 2016 Alert: More than four months since last Texas execution

In this edition: Scheduled executions: Three executions stopped last month by Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Announcements: Seeking Lobby Corps members and Annual Award nominations In case you missed it: Report on “outlier counties” cites problems in Harris County; National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators calls for repeal; new film features former TCADP Board Member […]

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Texas Court of Criminal Appeals stays execution of Rolando Ruiz

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has stayed the execution of Rolando Ruiz, who was scheduled to be executed on August 31st. His appeal questioned the deficiency of his trial counsel and his initial habeas counsel. The appeal also questioned the constitutionality of executing him after more than 20 years after his conviction. BuzzFeed News reports: This […]

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Texas state district judge withdraws execution order for Perry Eugene Williams

On Wednesday, July 6, a Texas state district judge withdrew the execution order for Perry Eugene Williams, who was scheduled to be put to death Thursday, July 14 for the 2000 murder of Houston medical student Matthew Carter.  Williams’ execution was delayed indefinitely after state officials failed to provide testing results for the purity of lethal […]

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