Today, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles voted unanimously to recommend clemency for Thomas Whitaker. It is an exceptionally rare decision for the Board, whose members are appointed by the Governor. It is now up to Texas Governor Greg Abbott to decide whether to accept their recommendation. Since 1976, the Board of Pardons and […]
In this edition of our monthly alert, you’ll find details about the TCADP 2018 Annual Conference, as well as information about scheduled executions and important dates for the 2018 Primary Election.
On July 16, 2013, the State of Texas executed John Quintanilla. Two days later the State put Ross Vaughn to death. That was the last time two executions were carried out in the same week in Texas, until now. On January 30, the State of Texas executed William Rayford for the 1999 murder of Carol Lynn Thomas Hall in […]
Yesterday, January 18, 2018, the State of Texas executed Anthony Shore for multiple murders in Harris County in the 1980s and 1990s. Sentenced in November 2004, Shore was the last white defendant to receive a death sentence in Harris County. Shore’s execution was the first to occur in Texas and the United States this year. Harris County accounts […]
On January 18, 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. In October 2017, he received a 90-day reprieve due to his possible involvement in another case. According […]