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TCADP April 2020 Newsletter: Case updates; exonerations in 2019; and recommended media

In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find updates on scheduled executions and other Texas death penalty cases, a new report on exonerations in 2019, and recommended films, podcasts and other popular media on the death penalty.

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Texas Court of Criminal Appeals remands case of El Pasoan Robert Avila based on new science

This week, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued a unanimous opinion remanding the case of Rigoberto “Robert” Avila, Jr. for consideration of the merits of his claim that his conviction was based on outdated science.  Avila has spent 15 years on death row.  He was sentenced to death in El Paso for the 2000 […]