Today, December 15, 2011, the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP) released its annual report, Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2011: The Year in Review. According to the report, executions in Texas dropped to the lowest number since 1996 and death sentences remained at a historic low level this year.
Category: Humberto Leal
Today’s Fort Worth Star-Telegram features an editorial on last week’s execution of Humberto Leal and the implications for the rule of law (“U.S. treaty promises must mean what they say,” […]
Humberto Leal Garcia was executed Thursday evening, July 7 and pronounced dead at 6:21pm. Read the full story from the Chicago Tribune. Statement of Former U.S. Diplomats, July 7, […]
The following statement is attributed to Sandra L. Babcock, attorney for Humberto Leal Garcia: “Today the United States stumbled in its commitment to the rule of law. Mr. Leal, tragically, […]
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The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied Humberto Leal Garcia’s request for a reprieve and/or commutation. The vote for a reprieve was 4-1, the vote for commutation was 5-0. Here is a statement from […]
Today, July 1, the United States Solicitor General urged the U.S. Supreme Court to stay the execution of Humberto Leal Garcia. Leal, a Mexican national, is scheduled to be executed by […]
Today’s Houston Chronicle features an editorial that calls for a stay of execution for Humberto Leal, in light of legislation pending in Congress that would allow federal courts to review death […]