Judge halts today’s scheduled execution of Raphael Holiday

A state district judge has withdrawn the execution date for Raphael Holiday, who was scheduled to be put to death this evening.  It was the last execution scheduled by the State of Texas this year. According to the Dallas Morning News, “Madison County state district Judge Hal Ridley granted a motion from Holiday’s original trial lawyers that […]

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Texas Court of Criminal Appeals grants stay of execution to Julius Murphy

Late today the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted a stay of execution to Julius Murphy, pending further order from the court.  Murphy was scheduled to be executed on November 3 for the 1997 robbery and shooting of Jason Erie. On September 24, 2015 attorneys filed pleadings identifying the existence of new evidence of prosecutorial misconduct calling into […]

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