TCADP has followed the Anthony Graves case for many years and remains concerned about his wrongful conviction.
In 2007, TCADP recognized University of St. Thomas Associate Professor of Communications Nicole Casarez and her students for their efforts to investigate Graves’ innocence claim and their contributions to the overturning of his conviction. Professor Caserez and her students were presented with an Appreciation Award during the 2007 TCADP Annual Conference.
Anthony Graves walked off of death row on September 6, 2006, with his conviction overturned by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The charges against him could have been dismissed after the federal court thoroughly discredited the testimony that had put him on death row. But four years later, he still sits in a Burleson County jail awaiting a new trial with a $1 million bail. His retrial is set to begin in February and the state once again intends to seek the death penalty.
Read the Texas Monthly article and decide for yourself:
Innocence Lost – Texas Monthly, October 2010 –http://www.texasmonthly.com/2010-10-01/feature2.php?1286046647#
Editorial: “Justice, Delayed and Denied” – Miami Herald, September 22, 2010
Editorial: “Murder conviction chock full of holes“– Dallas Morning News, September 15, 2010.
More info from TCADP on Anthony Graves (blog posts, print fact sheet)