Today’s Scheduled Execution Update: Yokamon Hearn is scheduled for execution this evening at 6:00pm. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected his appeals today. Hearn’s appeals argued his mental disabilities disqualified him from execution. There were also concerns raised that he had deficient legal help early in his case and that conflicting court opinions hampered filing of late appeals.
The 33-year-old Hearn will be the first inmate in Texas executed by injection with a single lethal dose of the sedative pentobarbital.
TCADP members throughout the state will be holding respectful vigils today. We encourage your participation in these local actions as a form of witness against state-sanctioned killing. See the link for locations and times.