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The 500th Execution: State of Texas Will Execute Kimberly McCarthy Tonight

On June 26, 2013, the state will carry out its 500th execution when Kimberly McCarthy is put to death at 6pm this evening. Her execution had twice been delayed, initially to give her attorneys time to pursue an appeal based on racial discrimination in the jury selection process, and later to await pending death penalty […]

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Case Updates: Kimberly McCarthy, Rigoberto Avila, and Duane Buck

It’s been an eventful week for Texas death penalty cases.  On Tuesday, June 20, Kimberly McCarthy’s attorney filed an appeal to the Dallas trial court and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in an attempt to stop her execution, which is scheduled to occur next Wednesday, June 26.  If it proceeds, it will be the […]

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Dallas County District Attorney Agrees to Another Delay in Execution of Kimberly McCarthy

*Update* State District Judge Larry Mitchell has ordered a modification of Kimberly McCarthy’s execution date to June 26, 2013. This comes after Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins agreed with a motion by McCarthy’s attorney to move the date based on pending legislation that may limit the application of the death penalty.

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Kimberly McCarthy Execution Halted, DA Won’t Appeal

A State District Judge has stayed the execution of Kimberly McCarthy, which was scheduled to take place this evening. It would have been the first Texas execution in 2013 and the fourth execution involving a female since 1982. The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office did not appeal the decision but said that the execution had been reset for April 3.

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State of Texas Scheduled to Execute Kimberly McCarthy

The State of Texas is scheduled to execute Kimberly McCarthy on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, despite troubling questions about racial bias in the jury selection process.  Please take action now by calling Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins and urging him to request a stay of execution. Background on the Case Kimberly McCarthy was convicted of […]

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TCADP Releases 2013 Year-End Report on Texas Death Penalty Developments

Today, December 17, 2013, TCADP released its year-end report, Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2013: The Year in Review. According to the report, just one county accounted for one third of the nine new death sentences imposed by Texas juries this year.

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July 2013 TCADP Alert: 500th Execution, Star-Telegram Calls for Abolition of Texas Death Penalty

Read about the three upcoming executions scheduled for July, the press coverage of TCADP and Texas’ 500th Execution, case updates on Rigoberto Avila, Jr. and Duane Buck, the TCADP 2013 membership drive as well as coming events in July in Austin, El Paso, and Calhoun County. Extend the reach of this alert and share on your social media sites!

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TCADP June 2013 Alert: Texas Set to Carry Out 500th Execution This Month

The State of Texas is scheduled to carry out two executions this month, including its likely 500th execution since 1982.