The State of Texas is scheduled to execute Edgar Tamayo on January 22, 2014 for the 1994 murder of Officer Guy Gaddis of the Houston Police Department. Tamayo, who is a Mexican national, was denied his right to seek consular assistance after his arrest, as required under article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. Read more about his case here. Please note that the scheduled execution of Edgardo Cubas has been moved from January 16 to May 29, 2014. Currently, seven additional executions are scheduled to take place in Texas over the next five months.
Today, December 17, 2013, TCADP released its year-end report, Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2013: The Year in Review. According to the report, just one county accounted for one third of the nine new death sentences imposed by Texas juries this year.
According to TCADP’s new report, Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2012: The Year in Review, more than half of all new death sentences were imposed in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex this year, while no new death sentences were imposed in Harris County for the third time in five years.
Please consider participating in the Austin area opportunities listed below. Violence And The Death Penalty In Texas – Walter Long Walter Long, Austin criminal defense attorney and founder of the Texas After Violence Project, will facilitate a series of four Wednesday night discussions at Trinity United Methodist Church, 4001 Speedway, Austin, Texas 78751, on active engagement […]
Read about this month’s upcoming events, news and scheduled executions.
“Whatever the reason for the decline in the number of executions in Texas, it is welcome news,” according to the Austin American-Statesman Editorial Board. In an editorial published today, December 20, 2011, “Texas juries choosing life without parole,” the Board cites the decline in executions and death sentences as reported by TCADP last week. The […]
Today, December 15, 2011, the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP) released its annual report, Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2011: The Year in Review. According to the report, executions in Texas dropped to the lowest number since 1996 and death sentences remained at a historic low level this year.
While most Americans are aware that today, December 7, is Pearl Harbor Day, here in Texas the date holds additional meaning. On this day in 1982, the State of Texas officially resumed executions… six years after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld revised state death penalty statutes in the case of Gregg v. Georgia. It is […]