In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find information about federal executions, mid-year analysis of use of the death penalty nationwide, and the spread of COVID-19 in Texas prisons, including the unit that houses the men on death row.
On April 27, 2020, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) granted a 60-day stay of execution to Edward Busby. Busby was scheduled to be put to death on May […]
Today, March 16, 2020, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (“CCA”) granted a 60-day stay of execution “on its own motion” to John Hummel, who was scheduled to be put […]
Today, a majority of judges on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) rejected a trial judge’s recommendation that Paul Storey’s death sentence be commuted to life in prison after […]
Late in the day on Friday, October 5, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) stayed the execution of Juan Segundo based on a claim of intellectual disability. He was […]
On April 25, 2018, the State of Texas executed Erick Davila for the 2008 murders of Annette Stevenson and her granddaughter, Queshawn, in Fort Worth. Davila has steadfastly maintained that he did […]
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) has granted a stay of execution for Tilon Carter. Originally scheduled to be executed on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, Carter has spent 11 years on […]
In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find information about the two executions scheduled to occur in Texas in May, updates from the 85th Texas Legislature, and links to important information on the U.S. Supreme Court’s hearing of Davila v. Davis.