The State of Texas is scheduled to put Ruben Cardenas to death today Wednesday, November 8, 2017, for the 1997 murder of Mayra Laguna in Hidalgo County. In accordance with the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, as a Mexican-national, Cardenas had the right to contact the Mexican consulate upon arrest. He was unaware of this […]
In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find information about scheduled executions, recent Gallup poll data, and the TCADP 2018 Annual Conference. You’ll also find a list of upcoming events in El Paso and San Antonio.
Anthony Shore received a last-minute reprieve from execution today after officials began to worry he would confess to another murder. According to the Texas Tribune, Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon appealed to Governor Greg Abbott and Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg for more time to investigate rumors that Shore would confess to a murder […]
On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, the State of Texas is scheduled to execute Anthony Shore for multiple murders in Harris County in the 1980s and 1990s. Sentenced in November 2004, Shore is the last white defendant to receive a death sentence in Harris County. If it proceeds, his execution would be the first out of Harris […]
Tonight, October 12, 2017, the State of Texas executed Robert Pruett after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his two remaining appeals. Pruett steadfastly maintained his innocence of the 1999 murder of Corrections Officer Daniel Nagle. This case bears many of the hallmarks of wrongful convictions: no physical evidence tied Pruett to the crime scene; unreliable […]