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Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles Votes Unanimously Against Anthony Bartee

Thank you to everyone who has taken action to stop tonight’s scheduled execution of Anthony Bartee, who was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1996 murder of David Cook in San Antonio.  We learned late last night from Bartee’s attorneys that the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles voted unanimously against granting clemency or a 120-day reprieve to allow time for additional DNA testing.  His attorneys have multiple appeals pending and will continue to pursue all possible legal channels today.  Please check back with TCADP for updates as they become available.  At this point, vigils will take place in locations statewide as scheduled.