TCADP May 2015 Alert: “The death penalty has worn out its welcome.”

In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find information about the recent legislative hearing on House Bill 1527, which calls for abolition of the death penalty in Texas, as well as insight into a District Attorney’s decision not to seek the death penalty in a high-profile capital murder case in Texas.

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Death row exonoree Anthony Graves and murder victim survivor Jan Brown to visit College Station

Two individuals with firsthand experience with the Texas death penalty system will visit College Station this week as part of a special event hosted by St. Mary’s Catholic Center.  “Personal encounters with the Texas death penalty: The true stories of death row exonoree Anthony Graves and murder victim survivor Jan Brown” will take place on Thursday, September […]

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State Bar of Texas to Consider Allegations of Prosecutorial Misconduct in Case of Anthony Graves

The Chief Disciplinary Counsel of the State Bar of Texas has made a “just cause” determination with respect to allegations of prosecutorial misconduct against former Burleson County District Attorney Charles J. Sebesta, Jr. in his prosecution of Anthony Graves in 1994. As a result of Sebesta’s misconduct, Graves spent 18½ years of his life in prison, more than 12½ years of that on death row, for a crime he did not commit and of which he was later completely exonerated by honest prosecutors.

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June 2014 Alert: Attorney General Upholds Shroud of Secrecy in TX Lethal Injection Process

Read more about the Office of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issuing an order that defends secrecy at the expense of open government – reversing the position his office took in three prior opinions in recent years. This June alert also includes info on upcoming executions, death penalty developments and coming events.

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