In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find information about scheduled executions, staff changes at TCADP, and cases that challenge the constitutionality of the death penalty. You’ll also find a list of upcoming events in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.
A Bexar County judge has approved a motion filed by the District Attorney’s Office to withdraw the September 7 execution date of Juan Castillo due to Hurricane Harvey. According to the motion, “A portion of Mr. Castillo’s defense team resides and works in Harris County and the surrounding areas, and has been affected by Hurricane […]
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) has stayed the execution of Steven Long to allow for further review of Long’s claims of intellectual disability. This marks the fourth case granted a stay by the CCA this year. Long was scheduled to be executed on August 30, 2017, for the assault and murder of 11-year-old Kaitlyn […]
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) has stayed the execution of Kosoul Chanthakoummane and ordered the trial court to review claims of discredited forensic science. This marks the third case granted a stay by the CCA this year. Chanthakoummane was scheduled to be executed on July 19, 2017. Earlier this year, State District Judge Ben Smith […]
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) has granted a stay of execution for Tilon Carter. Originally scheduled to be executed on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, Carter has spent 11 years on death row for the 2004 robbery and murder of 89-year-old James Eldon Tomlin in Fort Worth. The CCA granted the stay based on Carter’s new […]