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Execution date for Juan Castillo withdrawn, rescheduled due to Hurricane Harvey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

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TCADP July 2017 Alert: Death penalty remains arbitrary, capricious, and discriminatory.

In this edition: Scheduled executions: One execution scheduled for July in Texas Anniversary of Gregg v. Georgia: 41 years later In case you missed it: Jerry Hartfield released after 35 years without a trial; Alfred Dewayne Brown sues Harris County for compensation; SCOTUS sides with Texas in Davila v. Davis Legislative update: The Texas Legislature […]

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Texas scheduled to execute Miguel Paredes

On Tuesday, October 28, 2014, the State of Texas is scheduled to execute Miguel Paredes for the murders of Adrian Torres, Nelly Bravo, and Shawn Michael Caine in San Antonio. Paredes was 18 years old in 2000, when he and two accomplices shot the three victims, took their bodies to Frio County, and set them on […]

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State of Texas Executes Ray Jasper; TDCJ Obtains New, Secret Supply of Lethal Drug

The State of Texas executed Ray Jasper last night, March 19, 2014, for the 1998 robbery and murder of recording studio owner David Alejandro in San Antonio. Jasper was 18 years old at the time of the crime.  His two co-defendants, both age 19 at the time of the crime, avoided the death penalty and received […]

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Scheduled Executions of Ray Jasper and Anthony Doyle Highlight Arbitrariness of the Death Penalty

Ray Jasper and Anthony Doyle, both African American, are scheduled to be executed in the next two weeks for murders they committed as 18-year-old youths.  Their cases exemplify the arbitrariness of the death penalty, as the U.S. Supreme Court has banned this punishment for juvenile offenders under the age of 18. Ray Jasper is scheduled […]

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State of Texas Executes Ramon Hernandez

Last night, on November 14, 2012, the State of Texas executed Ramon Hernandez for  the 2001 rape and murder of Rosa Rosado in San Antonio. Another co-defendant in the case, co-defendant, Santos Minjarez, also was sentenced to death but died on death row earlier this year.  Read more about the case in the San Antonio Express-News. This was the […]

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Another Bexar County Jury Rejects the Death Penalty

Earlier this week, a “death-qualified” jury in Bexar County (San Antonio) rejected the death penalty for James David Morrison, who was convicted of capital murder in the deaths of Krystle Moten and her mother Laura Moten in 2009.  Both women were related to Morrison’s ex-girlfriend Candice Moten, who survived the shooting but miscarried her unborn baby, who she named Angel. The […]