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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, February 13, 2018 CONTACT: Kristin Houlé, TCADP Executive Director 512-441-1808 (office); 512-552-5948 (cell) firstname.lastname@example.org TCADP Annual Conference to Address Changing Death Penalty Landscape Statewide gathering will honor advocates, exonorees, faith leaders, and victim survivors (Austin, Texas) — Advocates from across […]
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) has stayed the execution of Steven Long to allow for further review of Long’s claims of intellectual disability. This marks the fourth case granted a stay by the CCA this year. Long was scheduled to be executed on August 30, 2017, for the assault and murder of 11-year-old Kaitlyn […]
The State of Texas executed Terry Edwards around 10:00 PM last night, despite significant concerns about his culpability in the crime, allegations of prosecutorial misconduct, and racial bias in the jury selection process. The U.S. Supreme Court delayed the execution by nearly four hours as it considered several final appeals. Ultimately, the Justices rejected those […]
Important decisions in two North Texas death penalty-related cases were announced last Friday: A State District Judge in Dallas determined that John Battaglia is mentally competent to be executed, while a Tarrant County jury imposed a new death sentence for the first time in more than two years.