Posted on · Fratta was convicted of killing his wife, Farah. She was found shot twice in the head after she filed for divorce.
Posted on · Death Row Exoneree Anthony Graves is fighting for a fair criminal justice system, but is Texas willing to take action? This is an encore of the August 14, 2021 broadcast.
Posted on · On Tuesday's show: The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted a stay of execution to Melissa Lucio, who was set to be executed later this week. Also, we get an update on several recent technology stories. And Ruth Steinfeld shares her story of surviving a concentration camp and starting a new life in Houston.
Posted on · Rick Rhoades was convicted of killing two brothers 30 years ago, the day after he'd been released from prison on parole. His attorneys argued that racial bias in jury selection denied him a fair trial.
Posted on · Death Row Exoneree Anthony Graves is fighting for a fair criminal justice system, but is Texas willing to take action?
Posted on · On Wednesday, the state executed Quintin Jones, 41, for the Tarrant County murder of his great-aunt in 1999.
Posted on · Jones was sentenced to death in 2001 in Tarrant County after he fatally beat his great-aunt, 83-year-old Berthena Bryant, with a baseball bat. But two relatives say they’ve forgiven him and want his sentence commuted to life in prison.
Posted on · Sister Helen Prejean's memoir, River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey, reflects on relationships that shaped her relationship to spirituality, introduced her to activism against the death penalty, and challenged her spiritual vocation.
Posted on · The Houston Matters panel of non-experts weighs in on stories from the week’s news and decides if they’re good, bad, or ugly.
Posted on · Garcia was executed Tuesday night. He was the fourth of the "Texas Seven" inmates executed after the group escaped the Connally Unit in 2000 and killed Irving Police Officer Aubrey Hawkins during a Christmas Eve robbery.
Posted on · The death row inmate claimed that the parole board likely rejected his clemency petition because he was black. The argument highlighted a long-standing criticism of clemency in Texas.
Posted on · The death row inmate claims that the parole board likely rejected his clemency petition because he is black. The argument highlights a long-standing criticism of clemency in Texas.
Posted on · The death row inmate argued that officials likely wouldn't be able to find a vein, and he proposed that the state instead use a firing squad or nitrogen gas. His execution proceeded with no indication of trouble injecting the drugs.
Posted on · The death row inmate is arguing in court that officials likely won't be able to find a vein, and he proposed that the state instead use a firing squad or nitrogen gas
Posted on · The execution is the 11th this year in the U.S., and the sixth in Texas