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TCADP hires new North Texas Outreach Coordinator!

TCADP is delighted to announce we have hired Jason Redick to serve as our North Texas Outreach Coordinator, a new part-time position based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.  Jason became involved in efforts to end the death penalty in November 2013 while serving as the Minister of Youth and Young Adults at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church in […]

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TCADP seeks North Texas Outreach Coordinator

TCADP is pleased to announce a new part-time staff position: a North Texas Outreach Coordinator.  Specifically, we seek a motivated and experienced individual to develop and implement a campaign aimed at reducing use of the death penalty in Dallas and Tarrant Counties. The North Texas Outreach Coordinator will identify and engage community leaders – including clergy, law enforcement, and […]

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Death row exonoree Juan Melendez in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex this week

“Journey to Justice: A Speakers’ Tour Featuring Death Row Survivor Juan Roberto Melendez-Colon” will take place in the Metroplex from September 28 – October 2, 2014. Juan Melendez spent 17 years, 8 months, and 1 day on Florida’s death row for a crime he did not commit. He was exonerated and released on January 3, 2002.

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State of Texas Executes Anthony Doyle; Judge Orders TDCJ to Disclose Source of New Drug Supply

On March 27, 2014, the State of Texas carried out its fourth execution of the year, putting Anthony Doyle to death for the murder of 37-year-old Hyun Mi Cho in January 2003.   The victim was delivering food to Doyle’s family home in Rowlett (Dallas County) when he demanded money from her and then hit her […]

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Scheduled Executions of Ray Jasper and Anthony Doyle Highlight Arbitrariness of the Death Penalty

Ray Jasper and Anthony Doyle, both African American, are scheduled to be executed in the next two weeks for murders they committed as 18-year-old youths.  Their cases exemplify the arbitrariness of the death penalty, as the U.S. Supreme Court has banned this punishment for juvenile offenders under the age of 18. Ray Jasper is scheduled […]

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TCADP Releases 2013 Year-End Report on Texas Death Penalty Developments

Today, December 17, 2013, TCADP released its year-end report, Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2013: The Year in Review. According to the report, just one county accounted for one third of the nine new death sentences imposed by Texas juries this year.

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New Death Sentence in Dallas County

A Dallas County jury has convicted and sentenced Matthew Johnson, 38, of Garland, to death for the burning death of Nancy Harris, 76, a convenience store clerk who was set on fire during a robbery in 2012. Read more about the case from the Dallas Morning News. This is the second death sentence in Dallas […]

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State of Texas Executes Douglas Feldman

Last night, July 31, 2013, the State of Texas executed Douglas Feldman for the 1998 road-rage slayings of truck drivers Nicholas Velasquez, 62, and Robert Everett, 36, in two separate incidents.  A graduate of Southern Methodist University and former financial analyst, Feldman was convicted in Dallas County. Read more about the case from CBS News/the Associated […]