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 […]
The Chief Disciplinary Counsel of the State Bar of Texas has made a “just cause” determination with respect to allegations of prosecutorial misconduct against former Burleson County District Attorney Charles J. Sebesta, Jr. in his prosecution of Anthony Graves in 1994. As a result of Sebesta’s misconduct, Graves spent 18½ years of his life in prison, more than 12½ years of that on death row, for a crime he did not commit and of which he was later completely exonerated by honest prosecutors.
In this edition: Check out the TCADP Summer 2013 Newsletter, read about the FBI’s investigation into potentially faulty science in 27 death penalty cases, hear Anthony Graves’ perspective on solitary confinement, and look for upcoming events in your area – including a Sister Helen Prejean visit in September.
Please make plans to join TCADP for two “can’t miss” events this month in Dallas!
On Sunday, April 22, 2012 from 5:30 to 7:30, TCADP will host a “Metroplex Members’ Meeting” at La Madeline restaurant. Then, on Monday, April 23, 2012, Anthony will share the stage with Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III, the Senior Pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church, for a conversation about how he survived 18 years in prison, including 12 years on death row in Texas, for a crime he did not commit. Learn more and RSVP today!