david lee powell execution Texas

Powell Execution Set for This Evening

This past Friday, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles voted unanimously to deny clemency to David Lee Powell, who is scheduled to be executed this evening in Huntsville. On Monday, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rejected an appeal. His attorneys now have turned to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Read an editorial from the Dallas Morning News (“Elusive justice in the death chamber”, June 14, 2010).

Read more from the Austin American-Statesman (“Appeals court declines to halt Powell execution”, June 15, 2010).