A Brazos County judge recently deemed that Marcus Druery is incompetent to be executed due to evidence of his severe mental illness, which prevents him from understanding why he is being punished. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted Druery a stay just days before his scheduled execution on August 1, 2012 and later ordered a competency hearing.
On October 30, 2013, in a unanimous decision, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) ruled that death row inmate Marcus Druery is entitled to a hearing to determine his mental competency to be executed. Last year, the CCA granted Druery a stay just days before his scheduled execution on August 1, 2012; he was […]
The Houston Chronicle (August 1, 2012) has published a letter to the editor from the Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Mike Fitzpatrick, and the Policy Coordinator for NAMI-Texas, Greg Hansch, regarding the case of Marcus Druery and his petition for a full and fair competency hearing to determine his mental health […]
In This Edition: Scheduled Executions Recent News Summer Newsletter Upcoming Events and Announcements Calendar Executions Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Stays Execution of Marcus Druery Late last week, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted a stay of execution to Marcus Druery. Druery was scheduled to be executed today, August 1, for the 2002 murder of […]
A new editorial published by the Houston Chronicle (“Texas execution stay a wise move,” July 30, 2012) praises last week’s decision by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to stay the execution of Marcus Druery, noting that “The alternative, to execute a human being who may not even understand why he is being executed, would be barbaric.” […]
“Will Texas execute a psychotic man?” That’s the question posed by Andrew Cohen in his latest piece in The Atlantic (July 30, 2012). Cohen is referring, of course, to Marcus Druery, who was scheduled to be executed on Wednesday, August 1, for the 2002 murder of Skyyler Browne in Brazos County. The Texas Court of […]
Late this afternoon we learned that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has granted a stay of execution to Marcus Druery. The Court stayed the execution pending review of the appeal of the denial of a competency hearing for Druery. Here’s a statement from Attorney Kate Black in response to the stay of execution: “We are […]
Yesterday, July 26, 2012, attorneys for Marcus Druery filed a request for a stay of execution with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Druery is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday, August 1, for the 2002 murder of Skyyler Brown in Brazos County. His attorneys have sought a full competency hearing to determine his mental […]