The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear two Texas death penalty cases: one involving egregious racial bias (Buck v. Stephens) and the other addressing our state’s unscientific and outdated process for assessing intellectual disabilities in capital cases (Moore v. Texas). The case of Bobby James Moore raises the question of whether modern standards should be used in determining whether he is intellectually disabled and therefore ineligible for the death penalty.
Tonight, the State of Texas carried out its second execution of the year, putting Robert Ladd to death for the 1996 murder of Vicki Ann Garner in Tyler (Smith County). Late […]
The State of Texas executed Marvin Wilson this evening, after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to grant him a stay based on evidence of his intellectual disabilities. Here’s a statement […]
Texas is scheduled to execute Marvin Wilson later today for the 1992 murder of Jerry Robert Williams in Beaumont. Although Wilson has an I.Q. of 61, and the U.S. Supreme […]
Over the weekend, a number of media outlets featured calls to stop the execution of Marvin Wilson. The State of Texas is scheduled to execute Wilson on Tuesday, August 7, […]