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New Death Sentence Imposed in Dallas County

On May 21, 2012, a Dallas County jury determined that Roderick Harris should be sentenced to death for the murder of Alfredo Gallardo during a 2009 robbery.  According to the Dallas […]

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Execution Date Withdrawn for Bobby Hines

The State of Texas will not execute Bobby Hines on June 6 as originally scheduled.  According to the Associated Press, “Dallas County prosecutors asked a judge to withdraw the June […]

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TCADP Media Advisory: Death Row Exonoree Anthony Graves to Address Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas

Texas death row exonoree Anthony Graves will join Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III, Senior Pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church, on Monday, April 23, 2012 for a conversation about how he survived nearly two decades of wrongful incarceration.

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Two “Must Attend” Events in the Metroplex!

Please make plans to join TCADP for two “can’t miss” events this month in Dallas!

On Sunday, April 22, 2012 from 5:30 to 7:30, TCADP will host a “Metroplex Members’ Meeting” at La Madeline restaurant. Then, on Monday, April 23, 2012, Anthony will share the stage with Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III, the Senior Pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church, for a conversation about how he survived 18 years in prison, including 12 years on death row in Texas, for a crime he did not commit. Learn more and RSVP today!

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Sanders: Time to End the Death Penalty in Texas

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram features a new piece by regular columnist Bob Ray Sanders entitled “Time to End the Death Penalty in Texas” (April 10, 2012).  In his column, Sanders […]

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State of Texas Executes Jesse Hernandez

Last night, March 28, 2012, the State of Texas executed Jesse Hernandez for the murder of 10-month-old Karlos Borjas in 2001.   Hernandez and his wife were babysitting Karlos and his […]

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Dallas County Judge Rules Death Penalty Unconstitutional, Later Recused

On December 19, 2011, during a pre-trial hearing in the Dallas County capital murder case of Roderick Harris, state District Judge Teresa Hawthorne ruled that Texas’ death penalty statute is […]

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TCADP 2011 Annual Report: Texas Carries Out Fewest Executions Since 1996

Today, December 15, 2011, the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP) released its annual report, Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2011: The Year in Review. According to the report, executions in Texas dropped to the lowest number since 1996 and death sentences remained at a historic low level this year.