A new editorial published by the Houston Chronicle (“Texas execution stay a wise move,” July 30, 2012) praises last week’s decision by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to stay the execution of Marcus Druery, noting that “The alternative, to execute a human being who may not even understand why he is being executed, would be barbaric.” […]
In this edition of our monthly e-newsletter, you’ll find updates on several Texas death penalty cases, as well as the results of the Kinder Institute’s latest Houston Area Survey, which finds that 73% of Houstonians support alternatives to the death penalty.
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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.
In This Edition: Reflection on the Gregg Anniversary Scheduled Executions Upcoming Events Recent News Announcements Calendar Reflection on the Gregg Anniversary Today, July 2, 2012, marks the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Gregg v. Georgia (1976), which upheld the new death penalty statutes of several states (including Texas) and paved the way for […]
Feb. 15 TEXAS: Strong, Experienced Teams Face Off in Olsen Trial While their definitions of "success" are different, the 2 legal teams inthe Christian Olsen capital murder case can both claim to have achieved itin previous trials where the death penalty has been sought. Olsen, 21, is accused of killing his Bryan neighbor, 68-year-old Etta […]
June 3 TEXAS: Speedy Executions Unlikely for Area Death Row Inmates Despite the State of Texas resuming executions Tuesday, it could be awhile before any of the Brazos Valley's four death row inmates are put todeath. Carl Henry Blue was sentenced to death in Brazos County after he doused apair of people with gasoline and […]