The State of Texas executed Daniel Acker last night, Thursday, September 27, just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his motion for a stay. It was the second Texas execution in 24 hours and the 10th this year.
Last night, Wednesday, September 26, the State of Texas executed Troy Clark for the 1998 murder of Christina Muse in Tyler (Smith County). Clark maintained his innocence until the very end. Smith County accounts for 13 executions since 1982. It was the first of two consecutive executions scheduled this week in Texas. Tonight, Thursday, September 27, Daniel Acker […]
The State of Texas is scheduled to carry out back-to-back executions this week. Today, Wednesday, September 26, Troy Clark is scheduled to be put to death for the 1998 murder of Christina Muse in Tyler (Smith County). The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles rejected his application for clemency earlier this week and he has no […]
In this edition of our monthly alert, you’ll find information about back-to-back executions scheduled to take place in Texas this month, as well as details on film screenings, speakers, and candidate forums occurring throughout the state.
Executions and death sentences remained near-historic lows in 2017, according to a new report from the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP). Texas executed only seven people in 2017, matching 2016 for the lowest number of executions in two decades, and jurors voted for death in only four cases. For the first time since 1985, Harris County was not responsible for any of this year’s executions.
In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find information about scheduled executions, staff changes at TCADP, and cases that challenge the constitutionality of the death penalty. You’ll also find a list of upcoming events in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.
In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find information about the two executions scheduled to occur in Texas in March, a recap of our recent annual conference, and links to an important opinion piece on a Dallas County death penalty case and a new statement opposing capital punishment from the American Nurses Association.
In this edition of our monthly alert, you’ll find details about the TCADP 2017 Annual Conference, as well as information about scheduled executions and links to a recent public radio series on the Texas death penalty.