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State of Texas Executes Mark Stroman

The State of Texas executed Mark Stroman last night, July 20, 2011, after a three-hour delay while courts considered a final appeal from his surviving shooting victim, Rais Bhuiyan.  Stroman […]

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More Coverage of Rais Bhuiyan, Call for Clemency

The Dallas Morning News has published another editorial regarding Rais Bhuiyan’s unique call for clemency for the man who shot him in the face and killed two other individuals in […]

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Surviving Crime Victim Sues Governor, TDCJ for Violation of Rights

For the past few months, Rhais Bhuiyan has been speaking out in opposition to the death penalty for the man who shot him, blinding his right eye and leaving bullet fragments in […]

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Crime Victim Calls for Forgiveness

Texas death row inmate Mark Stroman faces a July 20 execution date for the racially-motivated killing of Vasudev Patel, an Indian of the Hindu faith who owned a gas station and […]

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Victim’s Family Support Sought by DA Candidates in San Antonio

This past March, when a sentence of Life Without the Possibility of Parole (LWOP) was given to the killer of Viola Barrios, one chapter of the tragedy for the Barrios […]

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RESOURCES: New DPIC Podcast Explores Victims’ Families and the Death Penalty

The latest edition of the Death Penalty Information Center’s series of podcasts, DPIC on the Issues, is now available for download. This podcast, Victims and the Death Penalty, explores the issues faced by murder victims’ families when capital punishment is being considered.

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Retired NYC Police Investigator Voices Concerns about Death Penalty

Today’s Hartford (Connecticut) Courant features an excellent op-ed from Terrence P. Dwyer,  a retired investigator with the New York State Police, Bureau of Criminal Investigation.  In “More than Reasonable Doubt About […]