The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has stayed the execution of Robert Jennings. Scheduled to be executed on September 14, 2016, Jennings has spent more than 25 years on death row for the murder of a Houston vice officer in 1988. The court offered no reason for stopping the punishment, saying only that it should […]
In this edition: Scheduled executions: Three executions stopped last month by Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Announcements: Seeking Lobby Corps members and Annual Award nominations In case you missed it: Report on “outlier counties” cites problems in Harris County; National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators calls for repeal; new film features former TCADP Board Member […]
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has stayed the execution of Rolando Ruiz, who was scheduled to be executed on August 31st. His appeal questioned the deficiency of his trial counsel and his initial habeas counsel. The appeal also questioned the constitutionality of executing him after more than 20 years after his conviction. BuzzFeed News reports: This […]
On Wednesday, July 6, a Texas state district judge withdrew the execution order for Perry Eugene Williams, who was scheduled to be put to death Thursday, July 14 for the 2000 murder of Houston medical student Matthew Carter. Williams’ execution was delayed indefinitely after state officials failed to provide testing results for the purity of lethal […]
In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find observations on the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Gregg v. Georgia, as well as a recap of important death penalty developments in the last month. You’ll also find information about scheduled executions and a new report on America’s deadliest prosecutors.