State of Texas scheduled to execute James Bigby

Tonight, March 14, 2017,  the State of Texas is scheduled to execute James Bigby for the 1987 murders of Michael R. Trekell and Jayson Kehler in Tarrant County. According to his attorney, John Stickels, Bigby has no appeals pending. In 2005, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Bigby’s death sentence after finding that the jury […]

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State of Texas executes Rolando Ruiz

The State of Texas executed Rolando Ruiz around 11:00 PM last night.  The U.S. Supreme Court delayed the execution by more than four hours as it considered three final appeals.  Ultimately, the Justices rejected those appeals with Justice Stephen Breyer dissenting. Justice Breyer’s dissent focused on Ruiz’s Lackey claim, arguing that his execution and more […]

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TCADP 2017 Annual Conference to meet this weekend in Austin

Advocates from across Texas will gather this Saturday, February 18, 2017 in Austin for the 19th annual conference of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP). This event, Moving to Higher Ground, will feature workshops, a keynote address, and a panel discussion featuring five local print and radio journalists who cover death penalty issues.

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