The State of Texas executed Joseph Garcia on December 4, 2018 after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected several legal challenges filed by his attorneys. He was convicted and sentenced to death in 2003 under Texas’ law of parties for the murder of Officer Aubrey Hawkins, despite the fact that no evidence directly tied him to the […]
The State of Texas is scheduled to execute Joseph Garcia tonight, December 4, 2018. In December 2000, Garcia and six other inmates escaped from a maximum-security prison south of San Antonio, where he was serving time on a murder charge that Garcia has long maintained was self-defense. While robbing a sporting goods store in Irving […]
In this edition of our monthly newsletter, we announce the recipients of our 2019 Appreciation, Courage, Media, and Founder’s Awards, which will presented at the TCADP 2019 Annual Conference in February in Austin. You’ll also find information about a death row exoneration in Florida and calls for the U.S. Supreme Court to act – again – in the Texas death penalty case of Bobby Moore.
Tonight at 9:36 PM, the State of Texas put Robert Moreno Ramos to death. His execution was delayed by several hours while the U.S. Supreme Court considered his request for a stay. Ramos spent more than 25 years on death row. Earlier in the day, three retired judges from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals […]
The State of Texas is scheduled to execute Robert Moreno Ramos tonight, Wednesday, November 14, 2018. He was convicted of killing his wife and two youngest children in 1992 in Hidalgo County. In violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, Ramos was not notified of his right, as a Mexican national, to contact consular officials upon arrest. His trial […]