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TCADP Annual Conference

TCADP 2019 Annual Conference to offer views from the front lines of the criminal justice system

Advocates from across Texas will gather this Saturday, February 16, 2019 at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin for the 21st annual conference of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP). This event, Uniting for Justice, will feature workshops, a keynote address, and a panel discussion offering views from the front lines of the criminal justice system.

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Bexar County execution

State of Texas executes Chris Young

The State of Texas executed Christopher Anthony Young this evening, pronouncing him dead at 6:38 PM.  State officials ignored the pleas of Mitesh Patel, who did not want the state to kill the man who murdered his father and who implored state officials to listen to him. In his last words, Young expressed love for the […]

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Attorneys for Chris Young make final plea to Governor Abbott

Breaking: Today, attorneys for Christopher Anthony Young, who faces execution by the State of Texas around 6:00 PM this evening, appealed to Texas Governor Greg Abbott to use his authority to grant Mr. Young a 30-day reprieve.

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Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles rejects clemency for Chris Young

BREAKING: Today, July 13, 2018, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, by a vote of xxx, rejected Christopher Anthony Young’s application for clemency.  Young faces execution by the State of Texas on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Earlier this year, the Board unanimously recommended clemency for Thomas Whitaker, a white man convicted of masterminding the […]

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Bexar County execution

Faith leaders, family members gather in San Antonio to #SaveChrisYoung

On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, more than a dozen San Antonio-area faith leaders released a letter of support pleading for a stay of execution for Christopher Anthony Young and a new trial free from religious discrimination. The statement, delivered by Rev. Dr. Paul Ziese, the Pastor of MacArthur Park Lutheran Church (ELCA), during a press […]

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Attorneys for Chris Young seek stay of execution, new trial free from religious discrimination

Attorneys for Christopher Anthony Young have filed a subsequent habeas petition with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals seeking a new trial on the grounds that religious discrimination tainted his original conviction.  The State of Texas seeks to execute Young on July 17, 2018.

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Victim’s son opposes execution of Chris Young

Today, June 26, 2018, counsel for Christopher (Chris) Anthony Young filed an application for clemency with the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles asking for a recommendation that his sentence be commuted or a 120-day reprieve be issued.  The State of Texas seeks to execute Mr. Young on July 17, 2018. Here is the link […]