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TCADP April 2021 Newsletter: As Virginia abolishes the death penalty, Texas schedules executions

In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find information on the next execution scheduled by the State of Texas, as well as a new report on exonerations nationwide in 2020. Save the date for our next webinar and book group discussion.

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Family members of Rodney Reed to address TCADP Annual Conference in San Antonio

Advocates from across Texas will gather this Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Whitley Theological Center on the campus of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio for the 22nd annual conference of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP). This event, 2020 Vision for Texas: A Leap Towards Justice, will feature workshops, a keynote address by family members of Rodney Reed, and a panel discussion with current and former District Attorneys of Bexar County.

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Execution date for Juan Castillo withdrawn, rescheduled due to Hurricane Harvey

A Bexar County judge has approved a motion filed by the District Attorney’s Office to withdraw the September 7 execution date of Juan Castillo due to Hurricane Harvey.  According to the motion, “A portion of Mr. Castillo’s defense team resides and works in Harris County and the surrounding areas, and has been affected by Hurricane […]

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State of Texas scheduled to execute TaiChin Preyor

The State of Texas is scheduled to put TaiChin Preyor to death tonight, Thursday, July 27, 2017, for the murder of 20-year-old Jamie Tackett in 2004 in San Antonio. If it proceeds, Preyor’s execution would be the first to occur in Texas since March and the second out of Bexar County this year. Bexar County […]

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Today – National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

Today, we remember those who have lost their lives through violence and we remember the many loved ones they leave behind.  Parents, children, wives and husbands, friends – all who will struggle with the untimely loss. Today, September 25th, marks the  annual observance of National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.  This day honors the […]

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State of Texas Executes Ramon Hernandez

Last night, on November 14, 2012, the State of Texas executed Ramon Hernandez for  the 2001 rape and murder of Rosa Rosado in San Antonio. Another co-defendant in the case, co-defendant, Santos Minjarez, also was sentenced to death but died on death row earlier this year.  Read more about the case in the San Antonio Express-News. This was the […]

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Three Texas Executions Scheduled for November

The State of Texas is scheduled to carry out these executions in November: On November 8, 2012, Mario Swain, is scheduled to be executed for the December 2002 slaying of Lola Nixon in Longview.  The murder occurred during a break-in of her home. According to, “Swain’s lawyers contended the inmate’s confessions … improperly were […]

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Another Bexar County Jury Rejects the Death Penalty

Earlier this week, a “death-qualified” jury in Bexar County (San Antonio) rejected the death penalty for James David Morrison, who was convicted of capital murder in the deaths of Krystle Moten and her mother Laura Moten in 2009.  Both women were related to Morrison’s ex-girlfriend Candice Moten, who survived the shooting but miscarried her unborn baby, who she named Angel. The […]