In this edition: Scheduled executions: No executions set for Texas until March 2022 In case you missed it: U.S. Supreme Court considers whether individuals have the right to spoken prayers and physical comfort in the execution chamber; Gallup poll measures declining support for the death penalty; former Bexar County District Attorney calls for DNA testing […]
Today, former judges, prosecutors and law enforcement officers, along with current and former elected officials from Texas, delivered a letter to state officials calling on them not to execute Mr. Skinner until that DNA testing can be performed. The letter was sent to Governor Rick Perry, Attorney General Greg Abbott and Gray County District Attorney Lynn Switzer.
In this alert: Scheduled Executions, News and Events, Calendar. Learn more about the current legislative update, the upcoming San Antonio Meet and Greet, and the Houston Speaker’s Training.
More than 120 anti-death penalty advocates from across Texas will gather this Saturday, February 19, 2011 in Austin for the annual conference of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP). This event, “Seizing the Momentum – Advancing Statewide Vision through Local Action,” will feature workshops and a panel discussion on the impact of the death penalty on Texas counties. TCADP also will honor Anthony Graves, his family, and his legal team with its annual Courage Award, in recognition of their tenacity, faith, and dignity throughout the ordeal of his wrongful conviction and incarceration. Read the entire press release.
By SAM MILLSAP March 9, 2010, 9:24PM – The Houston ChronicleLast week, Gov. Rick Perry granted the state’s first posthumous pardon to a man who was innocent of a crime for which he had spent 13 years in prison. DNA testing cleared Tim Cole of a rape he did not commit, but unfortunately it came […]