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State of Texas executes Troy Clark; petition for Daniel Acker still pending at U.S. Supreme Court

Last night, Wednesday, September 26, the State of Texas executed Troy Clark for the 1998 murder of Christina Muse in Tyler (Smith County).  Clark maintained his innocence until the very end.  Smith County accounts for 13 executions since 1982. It was the first of two consecutive executions scheduled this week in Texas.  Tonight, Thursday, September 27, Daniel Acker […]

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TCADP August 2018 Alert: A welcome reprieve from executions

In this edition of our monthly e-newsletter, you’ll find information about recent death penalty developments in Bexar, Dallas, and Harris Counties, as well as upcoming events in Fort Worth and San Antonio.

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TCADP August 2017 Alert: Recent death penalty developments

In this edition: Scheduled executions: One execution scheduled for August in Texas In case you missed it: Death Penalty Information Center releases mid-year report; U.S. Fifth Circuit rules in favor of Scott Panetti; Ohio resumes executions; “Condemned to Death – And Solitary Confinement” Featured Event: TCADP San Antonio Chapter meeting Quote of the month “Faced […]

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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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State of Texas executes Christopher Wilkins

Yesterday, January 11, the State of Texas carried out its first execution of 2017. Christopher Chubasco Wilkins was executed for the 2005 murders of Mike Silva and Willie Freeman in Fort Worth. Wilkins gave no final statement. He was 48 years old. In October 2015,  Wilkins’ execution date was withdrawn at the request of Tarrant County prosecutors, who sought […]

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State of Texas set to carry out nation’s first execution of the year

Tonight, January 11, 2017, Christopher Wilkins is scheduled to be put to death for the 2005 murders of Mike Silva and Willie Freeman in Fort Worth. His October 2015 execution date was withdrawn at the request of Tarrant County prosecutors, who sought the delay after the Texas Forensic Science Commission raised concerns about DNA statistics […]

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State of Texas executes Barney Fuller

Tonight, the State of Texas carried out its first execution in six months, putting Barney Fuller to death for the 2003 murders of his neighbors, Nathan and Annette Copeland, in Houston County. Fuller pled guilty to the crime and waived further appeals in his case, ordering his attorneys not to file any additional legal challenges.  In June, a […]

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Texas state district judge withdraws execution order for Perry Eugene Williams

On Wednesday, July 6, a Texas state district judge withdrew the execution order for Perry Eugene Williams, who was scheduled to be put to death Thursday, July 14 for the 2000 murder of Houston medical student Matthew Carter.  Williams’ execution was delayed indefinitely after state officials failed to provide testing results for the purity of lethal […]