The State of Texas is scheduled to execute Carl Wayne Buntion, who just turned 78 and has spent more than 30 years on death row, on April 21, 2022. Buntion was convicted and sentenced to death in 1991 for killing Houston Police Officer James Irby. Eighteen years later, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ordered […]
In this edition Scheduled executions: Texas set to resume executions next week after five-month hiatus 2022 Texas Primary Election: Important District Attorney races are on the ballot in Dallas, Tarrant and Bexar counties, among others In case you missed it: District Attorneys nationwide, including three in Texas, pledge to effectively end the death penalty TCADP 2022 Annual Conference: Thank […]
Update, 8:30 PM, May 19, 2021: Tonight, the State of Texas executed Quintin (“Quin”) Jones despite the pleas for mercy from his great-aunt Mattie Long, who is the sister of the victim, Berthena Bryant, as well as an outpouring of support from people worldwide touched by Quin’s heart wrenching appeal for his own life. As the first execution to occur […]
Bobby Moore was removed from death row in December 2019 after years of legal wrangling and two reversals by the U.S. Supreme Court related to his intellectual disability, which made him ineligible for execution. Yesterday – 40 years after a Harris County jury sentenced him to death – he was granted parole by the Texas […]
Just hours after the the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles unanimously recommended a 120-day reprieve for Rodney Reed, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted Reed an indefinite stay of execution.
BREAKING: Today, July 13, 2018, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, by a vote of xxx, rejected Christopher Anthony Young’s application for clemency. Young faces execution by the State of Texas on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Earlier this year, the Board unanimously recommended clemency for Thomas Whitaker, a white man convicted of masterminding the […]
Today, June 26, 2018, counsel for Christopher (Chris) Anthony Young filed an application for clemency with the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles asking for a recommendation that his sentence be commuted or a 120-day reprieve be issued. The State of Texas seeks to execute Mr. Young on July 17, 2018. Here is the link […]
Today, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles voted unanimously to recommend clemency for Thomas Whitaker. It is an exceptionally rare decision for the Board, whose members are appointed by the Governor. It is now up to Texas Governor Greg Abbott to decide whether to accept their recommendation. Since 1976, the Board of Pardons and […]