Survey finds low support for death penalty among Houstonians

Earlier this week, the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University released the results of its Houston Area Survey for 2020.  Now in its 39th year, the survey measures Houstonians’ views on a wide range of issues facing the region, including the death penalty. The results of the 2020 survey affirm what we’ve observed for […]

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Today – National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

Today, we remember those who have lost their lives through violence and we remember the many loved ones they leave behind.  Parents, children, wives and husbands, friends – all who will struggle with the untimely loss. Today, September 25th, marks the  annual observance of National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.  This day honors the […]

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Three Texas Executions Scheduled for November

The State of Texas is scheduled to carry out these executions in November: On November 8, 2012, Mario Swain, is scheduled to be executed for the December 2002 slaying of Lola Nixon in Longview.  The murder occurred during a break-in of her home. According to KWTX.com, “Swain’s lawyers contended the inmate’s confessions … improperly were […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Grants Stay of Execution to Anthony Haynes

This afternoon, October 18, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider a review of the case of Anthony Haynes, who was scheduled to be put to death today for the 1998 murder of off-duty police officer Sgt. Kent Kincaid in Houston.  According to the Houston Chronicle, (“Houston cop killer Anthony Haynes granted stay of execution,” […]

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