January 2014 Texas Death Penalty Alert: Scheduled Executions, Annual Conference Feb 22, and Upcoming Events.

The State of Texas is scheduled to execute Edgar Tamayo on January 22, 2014 for the 1994 murder of Officer Guy Gaddis of the Houston Police Department. Tamayo, who is a Mexican national, was denied his right to seek consular assistance after his arrest, as required under article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. Read more about his case here. Please note that the scheduled execution of Edgardo Cubas has been moved from January 16 to May 29, 2014. Currently, seven additional executions are scheduled to take place in Texas over the next five months.

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TCADP Report: Use of Death Penalty Geographically Isolated, Arbitrarily Imposed in Texas

According to TCADP’s new report, Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2012: The Year in Review, more than half of all new death sentences were imposed in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex this year, while no new death sentences were imposed in Harris County for the third time in five years.

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Upcoming Events in Austin: Violence and the Death Penalty Discussion, and Annual Report Distribution

Please consider participating in the Austin area opportunities listed below. Violence And The Death Penalty In Texas – Walter Long Walter Long, Austin criminal defense attorney and founder of the Texas After Violence Project, will facilitate a series of four Wednesday night discussions at Trinity United Methodist Church, 4001 Speedway, Austin, Texas 78751, on active engagement […]

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