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TCADP’s 2015 August Alert: Death penalty continues to fall out of favor

In this edition of our monthly e-newsletter, you’ll find information on three people scheduled to be executed this month by the State of Texas, as well as links to recent editorials and opinion pieces that address declining use of the death penalty in Texas. There’s also a special preview of an upcoming episode of CNN’s “Death Row Stories.”

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Bexar County DA says Cantu was not Innocent

Susan Reed, Bexar County DA has concluded that Ruben Cantu was justifiably executed in 1993. DA Reed refused to have an independent investigation of this case after questions about his guilt were raised by the Houston Chronicle in 2005. The DA insisted on handling the investigation despite the fact that she was a former Judge […]