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TCADP July 2022 Newsletter: One week to stop the execution of Ramiro Gonzales

In this edition Scheduled executions: Ramiro Gonzales, facing execution on July 13, seeks clemency; judge rejects motion to withdraw execution date for John Ramirez In case you missed it: U.S. Supreme […]

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Denton County jury rejects the death penalty

For the second time this year, a Texas jury has rejected the death penalty in a capital murder trial. Today, after several hours of deliberation, a Denton County sentenced Daniel […]

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TCADP April 2019 Alert: Exonerations, juror perspectives, and a stay for Patrick Murphy

In this edition: Scheduled executions: Two individuals set to be put to death this monthIn case you missed it: Alfred Dewayne Brown deemed “actually innocent”; Nueces County jury rejects death penalty […]

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Bell County jury rejects death penalty in capital murder case

A jury in Bell County recently deadlocked in its deliberations on whether to sentence David Risner to death for the 2014 murder of Little River-Academy Police Chief Lee Dixon. Risner, a former police officer, was convicted of capital murder on June 6, 2016. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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State of Texas executes Gregory Russeau

Last night, the State of Texas carried out its ninth execution of the year, putting Gregory Russeau to death for the robbery and murder of 75-year-old mechanic James Syvertson at his Tyler auto-repair shop in 2001. Texas accounts for more than half of the executions nationwide to date in 2015. Earlier in the day, a Nueces County jury rejected the death penalty for Daniel Garcia.

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Death penalty trial results in life sentence

After nine hours of deliberation, a Tarrant County jury determined that mitigating factors warranted a sentence other than the death penalty for Gabriel Armandariz, who was convicted of killing his sons Luke, 6 […]

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El Paso Jury Rejects the Death Penalty for Christian Martinez

In the first Texas death penalty trial of 2014, an El Paso County jury has determined that Christian Martinez should spend the rest of his life in prison for the 2011 murders […]

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Austin County Jurors Reject Death Penalty

On July 11, 2013, an Austin County jury determined that Maron Thomas should spend the rest of his life in prison for the 2010 capital murders of his brother and […]