A Brazos County judge recently deemed that Marcus Druery is incompetent to be executed due to evidence of his severe mental illness, which prevents him from understanding why he is being punished. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted Druery a stay just days before his scheduled execution on August 1, 2012 and later ordered a competency hearing.
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On October 30, 2013, in a unanimous decision, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) ruled that death row inmate Marcus Druery is entitled to a hearing to determine his […]
The Houston Chronicle (August 1, 2012) has published a letter to the editor from the Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Mike Fitzpatrick, and the Policy Coordinator […]
In This Edition: Scheduled Executions Recent News Summer Newsletter Upcoming Events and Announcements Calendar Executions Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Stays Execution of Marcus Druery Late last week, the Texas […]
“Will Texas execute a psychotic man?” That’s the question posed by Andrew Cohen in his latest piece in The Atlantic (July 30, 2012). Cohen is referring, of course, to Marcus […]
Late this afternoon we learned that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has granted a stay of execution to Marcus Druery. The Court stayed the execution pending review of the appeal […]
Yesterday, July 26, 2012, attorneys for Marcus Druery filed a request for a stay of execution with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Druery is scheduled to be executed on […]
Earlier today, July 24, 2012, Brazos County District Court Judge J.D. Langley denied a motion to hold a full hearing on Marcus Druery’s execution competency claim. Druery is scheduled to […]