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Family members of Rodney Reed to address TCADP Annual Conference in San Antonio

Advocates from across Texas will gather this Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Whitley Theological Center on the campus of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio for the 22nd annual conference of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP). This event, 2020 Vision for Texas: A Leap Towards Justice, will feature workshops, a keynote address by family members of Rodney Reed, and a panel discussion with current and former District Attorneys of Bexar County.

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TCADP August 2018 Alert: A welcome reprieve from executions

In this edition of our monthly e-newsletter, you’ll find information about recent death penalty developments in Bexar, Dallas, and Harris Counties, as well as upcoming events in Fort Worth and San Antonio.

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State of Texas executes Chris Young

The State of Texas executed Christopher Anthony Young this evening, pronouncing him dead at 6:38 PM.  State officials ignored the pleas of Mitesh Patel, who did not want the state to kill the man who murdered his father and who implored state officials to listen to him. In his last words, Young expressed love for the […]

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Faith leaders, family members gather in San Antonio to #SaveChrisYoung

On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, more than a dozen San Antonio-area faith leaders released a letter of support pleading for a stay of execution for Christopher Anthony Young and a new trial free from religious discrimination. The statement, delivered by Rev. Dr. Paul Ziese, the Pastor of MacArthur Park Lutheran Church (ELCA), during a press […]

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State of Texas executes Juan Castillo

Yesterday, May 16, the State of Texas executed Juan Castillo for the 2003 murder of Tommy Garcia, Jr. in Bexar County. Despite significant evidence of false testimony, both the United States Supreme Court and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rejected Castillo’s final appeal. Castillo’s petition for clemency was denied by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. […]

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State of Texas scheduled to execute Juan Castillo

The State of Texas is scheduled to execute Juan Castillo on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, despite the fact that  significant evidence of false testimony has never been considered by the courts.  It is the fourth execution date he has faced over the last year. On Monday, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles voted against […]

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Texas Court of Criminal Appeals halts execution of Juan Castillo

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) has stayed the execution of Juan Castillo to review claims of false testimony. This marks the sixth case granted a stay by the CCA this year. Castillo was scheduled to be executed on December 14, 2017, for the 2003 murder and robbery of Tommy Garcia, Jr. in San Antonio. […]

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Execution date for Juan Castillo withdrawn, rescheduled due to Hurricane Harvey

A Bexar County judge has approved a motion filed by the District Attorney’s Office to withdraw the September 7 execution date of Juan Castillo due to Hurricane Harvey.  According to the motion, “A portion of Mr. Castillo’s defense team resides and works in Harris County and the surrounding areas, and has been affected by Hurricane […]