“I feel it.” Those were the last words of Adam Ward, who was put to death by the State of Texas last night after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his appeal for a stay of execution. Ward’s attorneys argued he should be exempt from execution based on evidence of his severe mental illness. According to […]
*Update* The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Adam Ward’s appeal for a stay of execution based on evidence of his severe mental illness. Tonight, the State of Texas is scheduled to execute Adam Ward for killing Commerce Code Enforcement Officer Michael “Pee Wee” Walker in 2005 in Hunt County. Ward was 22 years old at […]
Last night, the State of Texas carried out its fourth execution of the year, putting Coy Wesbrook to death for the murders of his ex-wife, Gloria Coons, and Antonio Cruz in 1997 in Channelview (Harris County). Wesbrook killed three other people during the same incident. According to Reuters, the execution was delayed by about two […]
Tonight the State of Texas is scheduled to carry out its fourth execution of the year. Coy Wesbrook – who goes by the nickname “Elvis” – was sentenced to death for the murders of his ex-wife, Gloria Coons, and Antonio Cruz in 1997 in Channelview (Harris County). He killed three other people that night, as […]
In this edition of our monthly alert, you’ll find a link to photos from the TCADP 2016 Annual Conference, information about a new initiative to engage Public Safety Officers on the Death Penalty, and information about three upcoming events with Sister Helen and a national conference on the death penalty.