The State of Texas is scheduled to carry out these executions in November: On November 8, 2012, Mario Swain, is scheduled to be executed for the December 2002 slaying of Lola Nixon in Longview. The murder occurred during a break-in of her home. According to KWTX.com, “Swain’s lawyers contended the inmate’s confessions … improperly were […]
This afternoon, October 18, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider a review of the case of Anthony Haynes, who was scheduled to be put to death today for the 1998 murder of off-duty police officer Sgt. Kent Kincaid in Houston. According to the Houston Chronicle, (“Houston cop killer Anthony Haynes granted stay of execution,” […]
I have been told that the violent death of a loved one is one of the most difficult situations for individuals and family members to recover from, if they ever do. Many do not. Many are plagued with catastrophic diseases and die prematurely due to their inability to overcome their deep grief. Others spend the […]
The Houston Chapter of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty invites you to attend: IMPROVEMENTS TO THE TEXAS CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM WHAT HAS BEEN DONE? WHAT IS NEEDED? featuring Brandon Dudley, Chief of Staff for Senator Rodney Ellis Thursday, January 26, 2012, 7:00pm Dominican Sisters Meeting Room 6501 Almeda Rd., Houston, Texas Pizza […]
Today, December 15, 2011, the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP) released its annual report, Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2011: The Year in Review. According to the report, executions in Texas dropped to the lowest number since 1996 and death sentences remained at a historic low level this year.