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TCADP September 2020 Newsletter: Join us for an evening of forgiveness, hope, and resilience

In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find information about a special virtual event on September 22 featuring Alabama death row exoneree Anthony Ray Hinton. Updates on scheduled executions and recent case developments also are available. Applications for the TCADP Lobby Corps and nominations for our annual awards are now open.

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State of Texas executes Abel Ochoa

Last night, the State of Texas executed Abel Ochoa after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider his petition and rejected his motion for a stay. He was the second person put to death in Texas this year and the third nationwide. Seven more executions are scheduled through May.

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Texas Court of Criminal Appeals stays execution of Randy Halprin; execution date withdrawn for Randall Mays

Two Texas executions scheduled to take place over the next two weeks have been halted. On Friday, October 4, 2019, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) granted a motion for a stay of execution filed by attorneys for Randy Halprin, who had been scheduled for execution on October 10, 2019. Also last week, a trial court withdrew the execution date of Randall Mays to examine his claim of mental incompetence.

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State of Texas executes Robert Sparks

The State of Texas executed Robert Sparks on September 25 after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his final appeal. Although Justice Sonia Sotomayor agreed with the decision to deny a stay of execution, she noted she found it “deeply troubling” that a bailiff was allowed to wear a tie depicting a syringe during Sparks’ trial. […]

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TCADP September 2019 Alert: Three more executions scheduled this month

In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find information about the three executions scheduled by the State of Texas in September, as well as important news related to the death penalty out of Dallas and Houston.

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Texas Court of Criminal Appeals stays execution of Mark Robertson

Today, April 8, 2019, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ordered a stay of execution for Mark Robertson. He was scheduled to be put to death on Thursday, April 11, after more than 28 years on death row in Texas. According to the Texas Tribune, “His appellate lawyers asked the Texas court to stop his […]

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State of Texas executes Alvin Braziel

In the last execution in Texas this year, the State put Alvin Braziel, Jr. to death on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. He was convicted of killing Doug White and raping Lora White in Mesquite in 1993.  Braziel was 18 at the time of the crime. Braziel was not linked to the crime until 2001, when […]

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State of Texas scheduled to execute Alvin Braziel, Jr.

In the last scheduled execution in Texas this year, the State is set to put Alvin Braziel, Jr. to death tonight, December 11, 2018. Braziel was convicted of killing Doug White and raping his wife Lora in Mesquite in 1993. Doug and Lora were newlyweds.  Braziel was 18 at the time of the crime. Braziel […]