Posted on · The state set only eight execution dates in 2022 and only carried out five. It’s already on track to put at least eight people to death in 2023.
Posted on · Today, we conclude our three-part series on this case, where we discuss capital punishment, and criminal justice system patterns of prosecution and conviction.
Posted on · Today, a law professor, a filmmaker, and a state representative help us take a closer look at the story of Melissa Lucio, the first Hispanic woman sentenced to death in Texas – and who today, in breaking news, was granted a stay of execution.
Posted on · Harris County, long a national leader in the use of the death penalty, has handed down just two death sentences in the past five years.
Posted on · Rosendo Rodriguez III to be the fourth inmate executed this year in Texas
Posted on · Carlos Ayestas’ appeal hinges on whether Texas denied his legal team the resources needed to argue mitigating factors during his sentencing hearing
Posted on · Between them, Houston State Reps. Harold Dutton and Jessica Farrar have sponsored more than a dozen measures to end capital punishment since 2003.
Posted on · Adam Kelly Ward, whom appeals courts had recognized as mentally ill, was executed Tuesday evening for a 2005 shooting death after the U.S. Supreme Court declined his final appeal.
Posted on · Some Texas death penalty opponents say flawed system cannot be fixed
Posted on · Nine people have been executed in the state of Texas in 2014. Two more are scheduled for execution later this month. While eleven executions would be, by far, the most in any state in 2014, it’s also the fewest in Texas since 1996. Why? Are attitudes changing towards the death penalty in Texas? Are we […]
Posted on · Willie Trottie is set to be executed Sept. 10 even as his attorneys appeal the lethal injection method.
Posted on · Last week, the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals stayed the execution of Robert James Campbell within hours of his execution. The 41 year old was convicted in 1991 of the rape and murder of a Houston bank teller. The stay allows his lawyers to file a new petition alleging he's developmentally disabled, according to […]
Posted on · Barring any last minute stay, there are a handful of executions scheduled to be carried out between now and the end of October here in Texas. Whether it deters capital murder is the age-old argument, but one expert thinks capital punishment will be around for a while.