A new editorial from the Dallas Morning News addresses declining use of the death penalty in Texas and features excerpts from an interview with former District Attorney Tim Cole, who advocates for abolition of the death penalty.
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 Court has ruled that it is unconstitutional to execute the mentally retarded, Wilson faces lethal injection because the state of Texas uses unscientific guidelines to […]
A new editorial published yesterday by the Dallas Morning News (“Carlos DeLuna death case is unnerving, “May 16, 2012) comments on the new investigation into his wrongful execution, noting that “the findings should nauseate those who trust that only the greatest care, the most professional police work, the most rigorous jury and appellate review take […]
The Dallas Morning News has published another editorial regarding Rais Bhuiyan’s unique call for clemency for the man who shot him in the face and killed two other individuals in Dallas and Mesquite back in 2001 (“Hate victim needs chance to reconcile with attacker,” July 19, 2011). Mark Stroman faces execution on Wednesday, July 20 […]
For the past few months, Rhais Bhuiyan has been speaking out in opposition to the death penalty for the man who shot him, blinding his right eye and leaving bullet fragments in his face. Texas death row inmate Mark Stroman faces a July 20 execution date for the racially-motivated killing of Vasudev Patel, an Indian of the Hindu […]