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Attorneys for Chris Young seek stay of execution, new trial free from religious discrimination

Attorneys for Christopher Anthony Young have filed a subsequent habeas petition with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals seeking a new trial on the grounds that religious discrimination tainted his original conviction.  The State of Texas seeks to execute Young on July 17, 2018.

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TCADP July 2018 Alert: Taking responsibility

In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find updates on the scheduled execution of Chris Young as well as the cases of Bobby Moore and Andre Thomas. You’ll also find details about a recent public opinion poll on the death penalty in Texas and party platform positions on capital punishment.

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Victim’s son opposes execution of Chris Young

Today, June 26, 2018, counsel for Christopher (Chris) Anthony Young filed an application for clemency with the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles asking for a recommendation that his sentence be commuted or a 120-day reprieve be issued.  The State of Texas seeks to execute Mr. Young on July 17, 2018. Here is the link […]

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TCADP September 2017 Alert: #HoustonStrong #TexasStrong

In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find information about scheduled executions, staff changes at TCADP, and cases that challenge the constitutionality of the death penalty. You’ll also find a list of upcoming events in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.

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Execution date for Juan Castillo withdrawn, rescheduled due to Hurricane Harvey

A Bexar County judge has approved a motion filed by the District Attorney’s Office to withdraw the September 7 execution date of Juan Castillo due to Hurricane Harvey.  According to the motion, “A portion of Mr. Castillo’s defense team resides and works in Harris County and the surrounding areas, and has been affected by Hurricane […]

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State of Texas executes TaiChin Preyor

The State of Texas executed TaiChin Preyor at 9:03 PM last night, July 27, 2017, after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his final appeal.  Preyor was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of 20-year-old Jamie Tackett in 2004 in San Antonio. Preyor received appalling legal representation during his appeals from a disbarred attorney […]

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State of Texas scheduled to execute TaiChin Preyor

The State of Texas is scheduled to put TaiChin Preyor to death tonight, Thursday, July 27, 2017, for the murder of 20-year-old Jamie Tackett in 2004 in San Antonio. If it proceeds, Preyor’s execution would be the first to occur in Texas since March and the second out of Bexar County this year. Bexar County […]

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Former Texas Governor raises concerns about scheduled execution of Taichin Preyor

The State of Texas is scheduled to put Taichin Preyor to death on Thursday, July 27, 2017 for the murder of 20-year-old Jamie Tackett in 2004 in San Antonio. If it proceeds, Preyor’s execution would be the first to take place in Texas since March and the second out of Bexar County this year. Bexar […]