Yesterday, March 27, the State of Texas executed Rosendo Rodriguez for the 2008 murder and assault of Summer Baldwin in Lubbock. The United States Supreme Court rejected Rodriguez’s final appeal just before 6:00 PM. According to the Texas Tribune, “In his final statement, Rodriguez called for an investigation into the Lubbock County district attorney and medical examiner, […]
On March 27, the State of Texas is scheduled to execute Rosendo Rodriguez for the 2008 murder and assault of Summer Baldwin in Lubbock. In their latest appeal, Rodriguez’s attorneys claim prosecutors failed to disclose information regarding a 2015 settlement with the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s office and Chief Medical Examiner Sridhar Natarajan. According to KCBD-11, […]
According to a new report from the National Registry of Exonerations, 139 wrongfully convicted individuals were exonerated in 2017. This includes four people who had been sentenced to death. The leading cause in last year’s exonerations was official misconduct, particularly concealing exculpatory evidence.
Late in the day on Friday, March 2, 2018, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced the discovery of an email proving that prosecutors knowingly withheld critical evidence in the death penalty case of Alfred Dewayne Brown – evidence that supported Brown’s consistent claim of innocence. Brown was released from death row in June 2015 […]
In this edition of our monthly e-newsletter, you’ll find information about executions and death sentences, photos from our 2018 Annual Conference, and announcements about upcoming events with Anthony Graves.