Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 7, attorneys for Texas death row inmate Duane Buck will hold a press conference to urge clemency for their client. Mr. Buck is scheduled for execution on September 15 despite clear and compelling evidence that his race was used to persuade the jury to sentence him to death. Read the media advisory regarding the press conference below.
Over the weekend, columnist Bob Ray Sanders with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram wrote about the case, (“Not a place for considering a person’s race,” September 3, 2011), and posed these two questions about Buck:
Here is the media advisory from the Texas Defender Service:
Media Advisory: Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Contact: Andrea Keilen, 512-289-3778, firstname.lastname@example.org
Press Conference on Wednesday at Texas State Capitol Urging Clemency for
Surviving Victim will also Speak in Support of Clemency for Duane Buck
On Wednesday at 1 p.m., a press conference will be held at the Texas State
During Mr. Buck’s capital murder trial in 1997, prosecution presented
In a highly unusual move, while Mr. Buck’s case was pending on appeal in
Mr. Buck’s attorneys will be available to discuss the status of litigation.
The clemency petition, which was filed with the Board of Pardons and Paroles
What: Press Conference to Support Clemency for Duane Buck
When: 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Who: Phyllis Taylor, surviving victim
Where: Senate Press Room; 2E.9 Texas State Capitol