The State of Texas executed Christopher Anthony Young this evening, pronouncing him dead at 6:38 PM. State officials ignored the pleas of Mitesh Patel, who did not want the state to kill the man who murdered his father and who implored state officials to listen to him. In his last words, Young expressed love for the […]
Breaking: Today, attorneys for Christopher Anthony Young, who faces execution by the State of Texas around 6:00 PM this evening, appealed to Texas Governor Greg Abbott to use his authority to grant Mr. Young a 30-day reprieve.
This afternoon, attorneys for Christopher Anthony Young filed a complaint in federal court in response to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles’ 6 to 0 vote to deny Young’s clemency application. Young faces execution by the State of Texas on July 17, 2018.
BREAKING: Today, July 13, 2018, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, by a vote of xxx, rejected Christopher Anthony Young’s application for clemency. Young faces execution by the State of Texas on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Earlier this year, the Board unanimously recommended clemency for Thomas Whitaker, a white man convicted of masterminding the […]
On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, more than a dozen San Antonio-area faith leaders released a letter of support pleading for a stay of execution for Christopher Anthony Young and a new trial free from religious discrimination. The statement, delivered by Rev. Dr. Paul Ziese, the Pastor of MacArthur Park Lutheran Church (ELCA), during a press […]
Attorneys for Christopher Anthony Young have filed a subsequent habeas petition with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals seeking a new trial on the grounds that religious discrimination tainted his original conviction. The State of Texas seeks to execute Young on July 17, 2018.
In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find updates on the scheduled execution of Chris Young as well as the cases of Bobby Moore and Andre Thomas. You’ll also find details about a recent public opinion poll on the death penalty in Texas and party platform positions on capital punishment.