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Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rejects recommendation of relief for Paul Storey

Today, a majority of judges on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) rejected a trial judge’s recommendation that Paul Storey’s death sentence be commuted to life in prison after he found prosecutors had presented false evidence and withheld evidence from the defense. Storey was sentenced to death for the robbery and murder of Jonas […]

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Texas Court of Criminal Appeals stays execution of Paul Storey

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) has stayed the execution of Paul Storey and ordered the trial court to determine whether mitigating evidence related to the victim’s parents’ opposition to the death penalty could have been discovered previously. Storey was scheduled to be executed by the State of Texas next Wednesday, April 12, 2017.   His […]

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Attorneys file appeal in Paul Storey case, seek stay of execution

Attorneys for Paul Storey filed a state habeas application on Friday, March 31, 2017.  Mr. Storey is scheduled to be executed by the State of Texas on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.  You’ll find links to the writ and a video appeal for clemency by the parents of the murder victim, Jonas Cherry, below. Statement from Attorneys for Paul […]

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Victim’s parents oppose execution of Paul Storey

“Paul Storey’s execution will not bring our son back, will not atone for the loss of our son and will not bring comfort or closure.” Those are the powerful words of Glenn and Judy Cherry, whose son Jonas Cherry was killed at a Putt-Putt Golf and Games in Hurst, Texas in 2006.  One of the […]

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Death row exonoree Anthony Graves and murder victim survivor Jan Brown to visit College Station

Two individuals with firsthand experience with the Texas death penalty system will visit College Station this week as part of a special event hosted by St. Mary’s Catholic Center.  “Personal encounters with the Texas death penalty: The true stories of death row exonoree Anthony Graves and murder victim survivor Jan Brown” will take place on Thursday, September […]

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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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April 2013 Alert: 5 Scheduled Executions, Legislative Session Mid-Point, Conference Videos and New Voices on the Death Penalty

TCADP’s April 2013 Alert includes an update on the Texas legislative session, scheduled executions, and the case of Duane Buck; it also features new voices on the death penalty, including a former District Attorney of Montague County and Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty.

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Today is National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

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 […]