Yesterday, Alfred Dewayne Brown became the 13th person in Texas and the 154th nationwide to be released from death row due to evidence of his wrongful conviction. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office dismissed the capital murder charges against him after determining there was not enough evidence to re-try him for two murders that took place at a cash-checking business in Houston in 2003.
Last night, the State of Texas carried out its seventh execution of the year, putting Derrick Charles to death for the murders of his 15-year-old girlfriend, Myiesha Bennett, her mother Brenda Bennett, and her grandfather, Obie Lee Bennett in 2002 in Harris County. Charles was 19 years old at the time. According to his attorneys […]
TCADP’s September 2014 Alert contains information about scheduled executions in Texas, our calendar of events for the month ahead, and great news from North Carolina about the exonerations of two men who spent 30 years in prison for a crime they didn’t commit.
By: Sam Johnson, St. Mary’s University, School of Law Intern After maintaining his innocence for 30 years, Glenn Ford is on the cusp of being released from death row in Louisiana. In 1984, Ford, a young African American man in Shreveport, was convicted and sentenced to death by an all-white jury for the murder of […]
Today, December 18, 2012, the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) released its year-end report, The Death Penalty in 2012. According to the report, the number of new death sentences in 2012 was the second lowest since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. Several states, including North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina, did not impose […]