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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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TCADP 2017 March Alert: Time to Amplify Abolition!

In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find information about the two executions scheduled to occur in Texas in March, a recap of our recent annual conference, and links to an important opinion piece on a Dallas County death penalty case and a new statement opposing capital punishment from the American Nurses Association.

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TCADP February 2017 Alert: Countdown to our 2017 Annual Conference

In this edition of our monthly alert, you’ll find details about the TCADP 2017 Annual Conference, as well as information about scheduled executions and links to a recent public radio series on the Texas death penalty.

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State of Texas executes Terry Edwards

The State of Texas executed Terry Edwards around 10:00 PM last night, despite significant concerns about his culpability in the crime, allegations of prosecutorial misconduct, and racial bias in the jury selection process.  The U.S. Supreme Court delayed the execution by nearly four hours as it considered several final appeals.  Ultimately, the Justices rejected those […]

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State of Texas scheduled to execute Terry Edwards

Tonight, January 26, 2017, Terry Edwards is scheduled to be put to death for the 2002 murders of Tommy Walker and Mickell Goodwin in Dallas County. His May 2016 execution date was withdrawn to allow time for new attorney assignments, after Edwards told a Dallas court that his attorney had abandoned him. Edwards current legal team has […]

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TCADP January 2017 Alert: The death penalty’s demise

In this edition: Scheduled executions: Three executions scheduled for January in Texas TCADP 2017 Annual Conference: Check out some of our workshop sessions. In case you missed it: Coverage of the death penalty’s demise in Texas and nationwide; judge recommends new trial in 1993 Houston death penalty case Featured events: Join TCADP members and staff […]

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State of Texas scheduled to execute Gustavo Garcia

Tonight the State of Texas is scheduled to put Gustavo Garcia to death for the robbery and murder of Craig Turski in Plano (Collin County) in 1990. Garcia was 18 at the time of the crime.  His 15-year-old co-defendant, Christopher Vargas, was sentenced to life. On January 19, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to […]

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TCADP January 2016 Alert: It’s a new year for justice

In this edition of our monthly e-newsletter, you’ll find information about the TCADP 2016 Annual Conference, as well as scheduled executions and volunteer opportunities. You’ll also find links to recent articles and editorials about the demise of the death penalty.