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 KWTX.com, “Swain’s lawyers contended the inmate’s confessions … improperly were […]
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 […]
I have been told that the violent death of a loved one is one of the most difficult situations for individuals and family members to recover from, if they ever do. Many do not. Many are plagued with catastrophic diseases and die prematurely due to their inability to overcome their deep grief. Others spend the […]
Earlier today, August 24, 2012, a jury in Bexar County (San Antonio) rejected the death penalty for Lorenzo Thompson, who was convicted of the 2010 capital murder of Vanessa Pitts, an Air Force basic training graduate he had robbed at a gas station. According to the San Antonio Express-News (“Jurors quickly reject death penalty for […]
Juan Roberto Melendez-Colon, who survived nearly 18 years on death row for a crime he did not commit, will share his story of wrongful conviction and ultimate exoneration with people of faith, students, and community members throughout San Antonio from April 12-15, 2012.