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Powell Executed

David Lee Powell was executed by the State of Texas on Tuesday, June 15, 2010. He had spent 32 years on death row for the 1978 murder of Austin police officer Ralph Ablanedo. His attorneys had argued that he did not pose a “future threat to society,” as determined by the juries that had sentenced […]

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Powell Execution Set for This Evening

This past Friday, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles voted unanimously to deny clemency to David Lee Powell, who is scheduled to be executed this evening in Huntsville. On Monday, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rejected an appeal. His attorneys now have turned to the U.S. Supreme Court. Read an editorial from the […]

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Urge Clemency for David Lee Powell

David Lee Powell, who was sentenced to death in 1978 for the murder of Austin Police Officer Ralph Ablanedo, is scheduled for execution on June 15, 2010. He has accepted responsibility for his crime and repeatedly expressed his remorse to Officer Ablanedo‚Äôs family and the law enforcement community in Austin. In his 32 years on […]