5th Circuit Lifts Stay for Jonathan Green; execution could proceed.

*Update* The Associated Press is reporting that the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to stop tonight’s scheduled execution of Jonathan Green, clearing the way for it to proceed.  This will be the 10th Texas execution in 2012. Previous post: The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has lifted the stay for Jonathan Green, reinstating today’s […]

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State of Texas Executes Cleve Foster

Last night, September 25, 2012, the State of Texas carried out its ninth execution of the year, putting Cleve “Sarge” Foster to death for the 2002 murder of Nyaneur Pal, known as Mary Pal, in Fort Worth.  Foster, a former army recruiter, was convicted under the Texas Law of Parties. His co-defendant, Sheldon Ward, was acknowledged […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Stays Execution of John Balentine

Yesterday, August 22, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay to John Balentine just one hour before his execution was scheduled to take place.  This is the third last-minute reprieve Balentine has received in recent years. Balentine was sentenced to death for the 1998 murders of his ex-girlfriend’s brother, Mark Caylor, Jr., 17, and two […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Allows Execution of Marvin Wilson‏

The State of Texas executed Marvin Wilson this evening, after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to grant him a stay based on evidence of his intellectual disabilities.  Here’s a statement from his attorney: Statement from Attorney for Marvin Wilson in Response to the Denial of a Stay of Execution by the U.S. Supreme Court “We […]

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Family of author John Steinbeck “deeply troubled” by scheduled execution of Marvin Wilson

Texas is scheduled to execute Marvin Wilson later today for the 1992 murder of Jerry Robert Williams in Beaumont. Although Wilson has an I.Q. of 61, and the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that it is unconstitutional to execute the mentally retarded, Wilson faces lethal injection because the state of Texas uses unscientific guidelines to […]

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