The State of Texas executed Larry Swearingen this evening after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his final appeal. He is the 4th person put to death in Texas in 2019 and the 12th nationwide. The Death Penalty Information Center will add him to the informal list of persons executed in the United States with substantial doubts as to their guilt.
On January 30, 2013, State District Judge Kelly Case withdrew the February 27 execution date of Larry Swearingen in order to give his attorneys more time to pursue DNA testing. […]
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Texas death row inmate, Larry Swearingen, has been given a chance to introduce evidence that he claims will prove his innocence of the murder of Melissa Trotter. Testimony began Monday, […]
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.
As reported yesterday, Larry Swearingen lost his request for additional DNA testing with the Court of Criminal Appeals. The Texas Observer wrote the following piece on Swearingen’s possible innocence. “Possibly […]
On Wednesday, February 9, 2010 the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals denied additional DNA testing and upheld convictions for three death row inmates. The Dallas Morning News (2-10- 2010) reported […]
MICHAEL GRACZYKAssociated Press Writer © 2009 The Associated PressJan. 26, 2009, 12:28PM HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A federal appeals court has stopped this week’s scheduled execution of a man condemned for […]