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 […]
New evidence in the case of Cameron Todd Willingham significantly undermines the credibility of Johnny Webb, the jailhouse informant whose testimony was instrumental in Willingham’s conviction. Willingham was executed in 2004 for the 1991 arson murder of his three daughters in Corsicana, despite compelling evidence of his innocence, including a much-discredited arson investigation. Maurice Possley, writing for The […]
Ten years ago today – February 17, 2004 – Cameron Todd Willingham was executed by the State of Texas despite compelling evidence of his innocence. Willingham was put to death for the 1991 arson murder of his three young daughters in Corsicana. His case continues to be shrouded in doubt and controversy, as every fire expert who has […]
REPOST of Press Release from the Innocence Project: Newly Discovered Evidence Points to Possible False Testimony at Willingham’s Trial and Possible Prosecutorial Misconduct that May Have Contributed to His Wrongful Execution (Austin, TX; September 27, 2013) – Relatives for Cameron Todd Willingham were joined by exoneree Michael Morton at a press conference at the Texas capitol […]
If you missed the December alert, read more about the annual award winners to be celebrated at the TCADP Annual Conference held in February, the upcoming annual report to be released shortly, the religious leaders dialogue happening in Dallas at Paul Quinn College and other special events coming in the next few months.
n this monthly alert, you will find opportunities to get involved on the local level and recent death penalty developments. We encourage you to attend upcoming events and become a TCADP member today. Thank you for joining us as we seize the momentum to end the death penalty once and for all! In This Edition: Scheduled Executions Upcoming Events […]
This week, the Houston Chronicle affirmed its call for the abolition of the death penalty in an editorial focused on the wrongful execution of Carlos DeLuna (“Death penalty perils,” May 24, 2012). Here are excerpts: We have noted before, as have other observers, that the death penalty in Texas is all too often plagued by […]
The June issue of Texas Monthly magazine features a fascinating discussion that took place recently among some of the most pivotal players in our state’s criminal justice system. Jake Silverstein, the editor of Texas Monthly, sat down with six individuals to talk about Texas’ abysmal record of wrongful convictions and to ask these questions: Why does […]