Three Texas Executions Scheduled for November

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 […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Grants Stay of Execution to Anthony Haynes

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,” […]

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Upcoming Events in Houston: Speaker on Criminal Justice Reform and Film Screening

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 […]

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TCADP 2011 Annual Report: Texas Carries Out Fewest Executions Since 1996

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.

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