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TCADP July 2024 Newsletter: Finding actual innocence after nearly 50 years

In this edition: Scheduled executions: Ruben Gutierrez faces execution for the sixth time since 2018 Updates on innocence cases: Kerry Max Cook declared actually innocent; State sets execution date for […]

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State of Texas executes Jedidiah Murphy

Late last night, on October 10, 2023, the State of Texas executed Jedidiah Murphy after the U.S. Supreme Court denied his final appeal. Earlier in the evening, the Court vacated […]

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TCADP 2023 February Newsletter: Case updates, legislative developments, and our 25th annual conference

In this edition  Scheduled executions: Texas scheduled to execute two men this month, despite the fact their juries did not hear critical mitigating evidence about their backgrounds  TCADP 2023 Annual […]

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TCADP November 2022 Newsletter: Announcing our 2023 Keynote Speaker

In this edition: Scheduled executions: State of Texas set to execute two men this month; both had previous execution dates in the past two years Case updates: U.S. Supreme Court […]

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TCADP December 2021 Newsletter: Ending the year with a renewed call for justice

In this edition: Scheduled executions: No executions set for Texas until March 2022 In case you missed it: U.S. Supreme Court considers whether individuals have the right to spoken prayers […]

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TCADP August 2021 Newsletter: Rodney Reed returns to court to prove his innocence

In this edition: Scheduled executions: Six Texas executions currently scheduled for the Fall of 2021 Case updates: Ruben Gutierrez, who faces execution in October, continues to seek DNA testing; Rodney Reed returns […]

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Federal judge grants stay of execution to Ruben Gutierrez

Update: The Texas Attorney General has appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to overturn the stay. Check back for new developments. Earlier today, a federal […]

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Texas Court of Criminal Appeals halts execution of Ruben Gutierrez

The fourth and final execution scheduled to occur in Texas in October has been stayed (the three other execution dates were stayed or withdrawn, as well). Earlier today, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted a stay to Ruben Gutierrez.