Last night, the State of Texas carried out its last execution of the year, putting Jerry Martin to death for the 2007 murder of Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison guard Susan Canfield during a prison escape from the Wynne Unit in Huntsville.
The TCADP Board of Directors is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2014 Annual Awards, which will be presented at our 2014 Annual Conference on February 22, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. Awardees include two state legislators, a legislative aide, two extraordinary activists who have advanced TCADP’s efforts in the Metroplex, and a longtime member in Houston.
More than two dozen Evangelical Christian leaders in Texas and across the country are calling on Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson to allow a new, fair sentencing hearing for Duane Buck and to refrain from setting a new execution date, in the wake of Wednesday’s decision by a splintered Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to dismiss Mr. Buck’s appeal..
Today, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals denied Duane Buck’s appeal for a new, fair sentencing hearing free from racial bias. With today’s decision, Texas has once again reneged on the clear and unequivocal promise made by former Texas Attorney General (now U.S. Senator) John Cornyn that Mr. Buck would not face execution based on [...]
A Dallas County jury has convicted and sentenced Franklin Davis for the murder of 16 year old, Shania Gray. Gray was the babysitter of Davis’ children and had accused him of rape. Read more about the case from the Dallas Morning News. This is the third death sentence in Dallas County this year, but the [...]