*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.
Last night, February 16, 2016, the State of Texas put Gustavo Garcia to death for the robbery and murder of Craig Turski in Plano (Collin County) in 1990. Garcia, who was 18 years old at the time of the crime, spent more than 24 years on death row. According to the Texas Tribune, his only […]