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Death Watch: Segundo Awaits 5th Circuit
Death row inmate scheduled for execution Oct. 10
"...Segundo was sentenced to death in 2006 for the 1986 rape and murder of..."

Oct. 5, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch: Questions of Competence
Hatten ends appeals; advocates push to amend state DNA testing law
"...In April, nearly two decades after being sentenced to death by the state of Texas, now-40-year-old Larry Hatten told..."

Oct. 9, 2014 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Death Watch: Generations of Madness
Is Derrick Charles competent for execution?
"...could explain. He pled guilty, and was sentenced to death May 14, 2003. At trial, his attorneys did very..."

May 8, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Tinkering With the Machinery of Death
The Texas Legislature moves slowly to consider alternatives to the death penalty
"...sector and in the heartland understand how unfair the death penalty is -- the death tax is -- and..."

March 9, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Song of Life on Death Row
How Dead Man Walking came to be an opera -- and to be produced in Austin before almost every other city in the world -- reveals the great risks and rewards in developing new works for the modern operatic stage.
"...one that deals, as so many operas do, with death. Were it a wooden scaffold, with steps the prisoner..."

Jan. 10, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Young Man on Death Row
Juvenile offender Randy Arroyo's case puts Texas's execution factory on trial.
"...who hasn't shot or stabbed someone wind up on death row? Speaking quickly and precisely, Randy Arroyo explains the..."

Jan. 10, 2003 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Death Watch: Quiet on Death Row
Pandemic halts the sputtering execution machine
"...people. Our state's juries sentenced just two people to death...."

Dec. 25, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Why Is Doil Lane Still on Death Row?
Despite a Supreme Court ban on the execution of the mentally retarded, those prisoners remain on Texas' death row.
"...the small cage that is the visiting room for death row inmates at the Polunsky Unit in Livingston. His..."

Oct. 17, 2003 News Feature by Rita Radostitz

Mixed Trends on Death Row
Dallas County surges forward in new death penalty sentences
"...counties, Harris County has sent the most defendants to death row since 1976, when capital punishment was reinstated. But..."

Dec. 27, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Death and the Unpatriotic Act
Among amendments tacked onto newest version of the PATRIOT Act is a section allowing U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to grant legal fast-track for death-penalty appeals in states that have enacted standards for attorney appointments to indigent death row inmates
"...President George W. Bush has offered fans of Texas' death penalty system another chance to expedite the capital punishment..."

March 24, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Keel-Hauling Death Row Defendants
Austin Rep. wants to fast-track federal appeals, speed up executions
"...in the nation to fast-track federal appeals for indigent death row defendants – clearing the way for the state..."

April 8, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Death to the Sex Offenders!
Debbie Riddle truly lives up to her name.
"...step closer to sentencing repeat child molesters to the death penalty, as House Bill 8 continues its rapid sprint..."

March 6, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: The Machinery of Death
Supreme Court quibbles about drugs and avoids the larger ethical issue
"...was its majority opinion in Glossip v. Gross, a death penalty case out of Oklahoma. The case was nominally..."

July 10, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Rick Perry Death Watch
Governor goes two for two this week
"...bring the total to 480 since reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976...."

Feb. 24, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Death Watch: Killer or Fall Guy?
Was Daniel Nagle murdered by a man acting alone, or was it part of a larger conspiracy?
"...AFSCME union president Daniel Nagle was found stabbed to death inside his office. No witnesses immediately came forward...."

April 24, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Death Watch: As Execution Pace Quickens, a 30-Day Stay for Barbee
Meanwhile, Randy Halprin loses 5CA appeal and Rodney Reed supporters fight for justice
"...admission was likely a strategy to spare Barbee the death penalty; he said it came as a complete surprise...."

Sept. 27, 2019 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Death Watch: A Dying Breed
Can Texas even carry out an execution anymore?
"...Officials down at Texas' once-proud and prolific death chamber must be beginning to wonder if they'll ever..."

Sept. 9, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Death Watch: No Comfort, No Closure
Jonas Cherry's parents don't want their son's killer killed
"...was found guilty of capital murder, and sentenced to death...."

April 7, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch: Shaken Science
Appeal rests on new research into Shaken Baby Syndrome
"...is "dim-witted" and "mentally ill." The 49-year-old, sentenced to death in 2003 for the 2002 death of his 2-year-old..."

June 17, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Death Watch: Two More Executions Will Make Three in Five Weeks
Executions accelerate in 2015
"...White was sentenced to death in 1995 for the murders of Bonita Edwards and..."

Jan. 30, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Death Watch: Last-Ditch Efforts to Avert 2019’s First Execution
Robert Jennings files new motions in 1988 murder case
"...Jennings, now 61, was convicted of capital murder for..."

Jan. 25, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch: Madness and Forensics
Two capital cases raise psychological and evidentiary issues
"...506th inmate to die here since reinstatement of the death penalty, and, according to the Death Penalty Information Center,..."

Oct. 4, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Death Watch: 501 and 502
After a short break, Texas resumes executions
"...murder. He was then charged, convicted, and sentenced to death for the slaying...."

July 12, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Death Watch: Last Minute Reprieve Sought for Condemned Woman
UPDATE: Judge postpones execution until April
"...become the 493rd inmate executed since reinstatement of the death penalty, the first woman executed since 2005, and the..."

Jan. 29, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Innocent Man Off Death Row
Ernest Ray Willis exonerated after 18 years behind bars
"...Oct. 7, Ernest Ray Willis walked away from Texas' death row a free man – the eighth condemned prisoner..."

Oct. 15, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Death Watch: Too Mentally Ill to Die?
Should the bar on executing mentally retarded offenders be extended to the mentally ill?
"...After being sentenced to death, Vasquez filed a petition for a writ of habeas..."

April 1, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Death Watch: After Little Help From Counsel, Inmate to Die
Tercero's execution would be 12th in Texas this year
"...history of robberies and kidnappings. He was sentenced to death on Oct. 20, 2000...."

Aug. 21, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Death Watch
Just because you have a right to a lawyer, doesn't mean that they have to be any good
"...14. He hardly stood a chance at escaping the death penalty from that moment on...."

April 10, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Death Row Inmate Seeks Stay
Appeal charges Hernandez received ineffective assistance by counsel
"...inmate executed by the state since reinstatement of the death penalty. The Court of Criminal Appeals last week rejected..."

March 30, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Supreme Court Ponders Banks' Death Row Case
The U.S. Supreme Court grants a last-minute stay to Delma Banks, Jr.
"...inmate executed in Texas since the resumption of the death penalty in 1976. It was Banks' 15th execution date..."

March 21, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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