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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]