On March 27, 2014, the State of Texas carried out its fourth execution of the year, putting Anthony Doyle to death for the murder of 37-year-old Hyun Mi Cho in January 2003. The victim was delivering food to Doyle’s family home in Rowlett (Dallas County) when he demanded money from her and then hit her […]
I was thrilled to hear that “The Last 40 Miles”, an innovative and compelling animated short film, will be shown next month during the Dallas International Film Festival. I hope you will have a chance to attend one of two screenings: Monday, April 7, 7:00 PM at the Angelika Film Center (5321 E Mockingbird Ln #230, […]
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 […]
More than 130 grassroots advocates and supporters from across Texas will gather this Saturday, February 22, 2014 at University Christian Church in Fort Worth for the annual conference of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP). This event, “Lighting the Way,” will feature workshops, a keynote address by Bob Ray Sanders of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and a panel discussion on how Texas is lighting the way on the death penalty issue. This is the first time that the TCADP Annual Conference, now in its 16th consecutive year, is taking place in Fort Worth.
We hope you had a wonderful holiday! We wanted to make sure you were aware of these upcoming opportunities for engagement in the North Texas area during January and February. We hope to see you soon.
Today, December 17, 2013, TCADP released its year-end report, Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2013: The Year in Review. According to the report, just one county accounted for one third of the nine new death sentences imposed by Texas juries this year.
A Dallas County jury has convicted and sentenced Matthew Johnson, 38, of Garland, to death for the burning death of Nancy Harris, 76, a convenience store clerk who was set on fire during a robbery in 2012. Read more about the case from the Dallas Morning News. This is the second death sentence in Dallas […]
Last night, July 31, 2013, the State of Texas executed Douglas Feldman for the 1998 road-rage slayings of truck drivers Nicholas Velasquez, 62, and Robert Everett, 36, in two separate incidents. A graduate of Southern Methodist University and former financial analyst, Feldman was convicted in Dallas County. Read more about the case from CBS News/the Associated […]