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.
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 […]
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.
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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