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Death Watch: Cruel & Unusual Confinement
Convicted hit man faces third date with death
"...Rolando Ruiz has spent the last 22 years on death row. After two stays of execution, he is once..."

March 3, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch: The Quality of State Killings
Why is the TDCJ so reluctant to test death drugs?
"...Dr. James Grig­son, the since-deceased forensic psychiatrist nicknamed "Dr. Death" because of his recurring state testimonies in capital cases..."

Aug. 26, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Death Watch: Shuffling the Deck
Death row inmates see new execution dates
"...motion with a Dallas Assistant D.A. to push Edwards' death date back to January, to allow counsel a better..."

Oct. 14, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Death Watch: Flawed Testimony Cited to Challenge Death Sentence
Billie Coble challenges second death sentence
"...Billie Coble, 70, has already evaded death once. In 2007, the U.S. 5th Court of Appeals..."

Feb. 22, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch: Bobby James Moore at SCOTUS
SCOTUS overturns Houston native's death sentence
"...Supreme Court sided 5-3 with Bobby James Moore, the death row inmate whose attorneys hoped to overturn his death..."

March 31, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

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: One Man Spared, Another Set to Die
Mark Robertson seeks stay due to racist lawyer
"...ministers from the Huntsville execution chamber. Before his scheduled death, Murphy requested his Buddhist adviser be present during lethal..."

April 5, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch: The Capital Aggravation Question
Does Lisa Ann Coleman deserve to die?
"...(the state agency charged with representing inmates appealing a death sentence) filed an application for retrial with the Texas..."

Sept. 12, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

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: Can Texas Keep a Secret?
State Supreme Court grants rehearing in execution drug supplier case
"...The Texas Supreme Court caved under pressure last Friday,..."

Oct. 26, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

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: Chris Young Executed
Last-ditch effort to challenge Board of Pardons and Paroles falls short
"...Despite last-minute efforts to save his life, Chris Young..."

July 20, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch: Next Up, the Tourniquet Killer
Convicted strangler set for execution on Oct. 18
"...Pruett is indeed executed today, Thursday, Oct. 12 (see "Death Watch," Oct. 6), Shore is in line to be..."

Oct. 13, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch: Racial Bias Infected Sentencing Hearing
Saga to secure new hearing for Duane Buck continues
"...That's the message of a statement of support for death row inmate Buck released Wednesday and signed by 102..."

March 21, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Death Watch: King Set to Die for James Byrd Lynching
Last-minute appeal seeks new trial as King maintains his innocence
"...Only two of 2019's five (so far) scheduled executions..."

April 19, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch: Mental Illness Claims Fail; Death Awaits
After a 2005 murder, Clifton Williams is set to be executed
"...next Thursday, July 16, after nine years spent on death row for the murder of Cecelia Schneider...."

July 10, 2015 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: Reed Appeal Rejected at 5th Circuit
Lawyers consider next move
"...10 rejected the latest appeal from Rodney Reed, on death row for the rape and murder of Stacey Stites...."

Jan. 17, 2014 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Death Watch: "No Need" for Mental Tests
James Bigby will be the fourth Texan executed in 2017
"...Worth native has spent the last 25 years on death row after a two-day killing spree that left four..."

March 10, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch: “An Intentional Smothering”
Tilon Carter says he never meant to kill James Tomlin
"...execution on Tuesday, Feb. 7, after 10 years on death row. The 37-year-old was convicted of capital murder in..."

Feb. 3, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch: Forced Testimony Over Evidence?
No physical evidence implicates Cardenas in his cousin's murder
"...made after his arrest. Levin writes: "His conviction and death sentence bear all the indicia of a wrongful conviction,..."

Nov. 3, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch
No place for mitigation
"...involvement in drugs that would eventually send him to death row. According to records, in 2003 Parr arranged a..."

May 3, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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: Robert Ramos
Mexican national set for execution Wednesday night
"...reasonable juror would have found him eligible for the death penalty,” and that SCOTUS has “held that ‘additional mitigating..."

Nov. 14, 2018 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch: Deficient Counsel, but Not Prejudicial
Lawyers' terrible job not enough to overturn a death sentence
"...with capital murder. He was convicted and sentenced to death on June 24, 1999...."

April 17, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Death Watch: Intellectually Disabled or Mentally Ill?
Three cases raise the question
"...was scheduled for June 21. Williams was sentenced to death in 2006 for killing a 93-year-old woman in a..."

June 15, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch: A Death Sentence for $1.25
John Ramirez goes to the gurney for a murder committed during a robbery
"...injection on Thursday, Feb. 2. He was sentenced to death in 2008 after murdering Pablo Castro in Corpus Christi..."

Jan. 27, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch: A First Time for Everything
Execution date withdrawn for Perry Williams after state fails to retest lethal drugs
"...Texas death row inmate Perry Williams saw his Thursday (July 14)..."

July 15, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Death Watch: Texas Goes Through With Wilson Execution
Supreme Court declines to intervene in case of man with IQ of 61
"...Even in death, questions remain about whether Wilson was actually mentally disabled..."

Aug. 8, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Death Watch: Ruben Gutierrez
The State v. the Federal Court
"...Ruben Gutierrez's fate remains uncertain. Though the death row inmate was granted a stay on Aug. 22..."

Sept. 7, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

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