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Inmate Anthony Graves gets new hearing on his appeal
"...Death row inmate Anthony Graves was in federal district court..."

Oct. 8, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Death Watch: Lucky 13?
The state on pace for a baker's dozen of executions by year end
"...Now Alvin Braziel Jr. is staring down a death date of Dec. 11, for the 1993 robbery-murder of..."

Dec. 7, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch: Not Their First Rodeo
Freeman will be the second Texan executed this year
"...that demonstrated anger issues, and Free­man was sentenced to death...."

Jan. 22, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Death Watch: Hearing in Tamayo Clemency Case
Judge will consider whether Texas process is fair
"...issue, in part because Mexico does not employ the death penalty and has shown interest in providing legal counsel..."

Jan. 20, 2014 News Post by Jordan Smith

Rick Perry Death Watch
Douglas Feldman to become 503rd inmate put to death since reinstatement
"...31, he will become the 503rd inmate put to death in Texas since reinstatement, and the 11th inmate killed..."

July 26, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Death Watch
Kimberly McCarthy becomes the 500th person executed since death penalty reinstated
"...on Monday declined to consider an appeal brought by death row inmate Kimberly McCarthy, slated to be executed tonight..."

June 28, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Another Blow for Death Row Inmate
U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Duane Buck case
"...consider whether race improperly affected the sentencing hearing of death row inmate Duane Buck, who was scheduled to die..."

Nov. 11, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

On Death Row: Texas' 'Law of Parties'
Kenneth Foster's capital case highlights arbitrary state law
"...The Texas "law of parties" is back in the death row spotlight, with the filing of a final appeal..."

July 6, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Death Row Inmate Kills Self, Claimed Innocence
As his defense attorney worked on a last appeal of his case, 29-year-old Michael Johnson, who was set to become the 376th prisoner executed in Texas since 1976, took a makeshift knife and slashed his own throat
"...On Oct. 19, as 29-year-old death row inmate Michael Johnson's defense attorney worked on a..."

Oct. 27, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Death Watch: Double Dose
Two executions in Huntsville next week
"...done to continue legal efforts on Clark's behalf. Today, anti-death penalty groups are calling on Gov. Greg Abbott and..."

Sept. 21, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Rick Perry Death Watch
Another Execution for Texas
"...the 477th inmate executed since the reinstatement of the death penalty and the 238th to die under Gov. Rick..."

Nov. 18, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Gov. OK's Death Row Reprieve
Four-month stay gives Frances Newton's lawyers time to review suspect evidence

Dec. 10, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

OSHA Cites Coreslab for Worker Death
Company cited for two violations, totaling $25,868
"...for two separate violations, each earning the company a penalty of $12,934, or $25,868 overall. It's likely the company..."

Feb. 9, 2018 News Feature by Jack Craver

2019 Sees Decline in Texas Executions
Still, concerns of the fairness and accuracy of the state's death penalty system remain
"...– the execution capital of the country – the death penalty's popularity continued to decline in 2019, according to..."

Dec. 20, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Texas Still Leads Nation in Executions
New death sentences continue to decline & exonerations keep coming
"...Only nine new death sentences were handed out in Texas this year, a..."

Dec. 18, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Open Doors
"...there is not much doubt he will get the death penalty. The judge, Volante, scrupulously investigates the case to..."

June 21, 1991 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Deadly Statistics
38, 55, 500 … TCADP recounts the grim toll of capital punishment
"...the county that has sent the most defendants to Death Row since reinstatement in 1976, in recent years Dallas..."

Dec. 17, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Keel changes language to speed up death penalty
"..."opt-in" to fast-tracked federal court review of the state's death penalty cases. Keel said that he and Sen. Juan..."

May 13, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Life of David Gale
"...Texas-set cri de coeur regarding the inequities of the death penalty, – suffers from Parker’s same overindulgence in making..."

Feb. 28, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Notes on Kamp: The Only Way Is Abolition
The death penalty is too flawed to be saved
"...This week, Chase Hoffberger digs into the story of death row inmate Louis Perez (see "Reasonable Doubt," April 29)...."

April 29, 2016 News Column by Amy Kamp

'Justice for All?'
With its juried art exhibition 'Justice for All?:Artists Reflect on the Death Penalty,' Texas Moratorium Network gives artists a voice in the capital punishment debate
"...month, with "Justice for All?: Artists Reflect on the Death Penalty," an international juried art exhibition sponsored by the..."

May 5, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Smart Enough to Die
In 2002, the Supreme Court banned the death penalty for mentally retarded defendants. Still, Texas finds a way.
"...pleaded guilty to capital murder in connection with Ryman's death, forgoing a trial and instead leaving only his fate..."

April 19, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Postmarks
Death Penalty Violates Constitution
"...informative article on the Board of Pardons and Paroles ["Death Row Dilemma," Vol.18, No.21]. I have long held that..."

Jan. 29, 1999 Column

Rampage
"...the beginning of the film, is opposed to the death penalty but after coming face to face with a..."

Nov. 27, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

West of Memphis
Eighteen years of wrongful imprisonment and four documentaries still don't put to rest the trials of the West Memphis Three.
"...sentenced to life in prison, and Echols received the death penalty...."

March 15, 2013 Movie Review by Leah Churner

sxswf: Even More 'Incendiary'
More from our Q&A with filmmakers Steve Mims and Joe Bailey Jr.
"...The death penalty case of Cameron Todd Willingham, executed in 2004..."

March 10, 2011 SXSW Post by Jordan Smith

Execution Exaggeration
Lies, damned lies and statistics muddy the impact of the death penalty
"...Which sounds great, except it ignores the fact that death penalty states generally have higher murder rates than non-death..."

Jan. 8, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Swoon
This classic of the New Queer Cinema is intrigues with its dreamy romanticism and eroticization of the infamous child murder committed by Leopold and Loeb in 1923.
"...sentence for his clients despite the clamor for the death penalty, is a real letdown.) As part of the..."

Dec. 18, 1992 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Web Predators Aren't the Problem
Dewhurst's plan to get 'Texas tough' on child molesters doomed to fail
"...hopes to pass legislation giving two-time sexual assailants the death penalty. "Two strikes, and you're out, forever," said Dewhurst...."

Jan. 17, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Texas Justice
Book on Texas' Death Row Presents Just the Facts
"...do is spend a bit of time with Texas Death Row: Executions in the Modern Era. This chillingly conceived..."

Oct. 20, 2000 News Feature by Dick Holland

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