Monthly Archives: September 20, 2008

Jimmy Fennell Pleaded Guilty

KXAN is reporting that Jimmy Fennell has pleaded guilty to “improper sexual activity and kidnapping” and his sentencing his set for Friday, Sept. 26th at 9 a.m GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — Jimmy Fennell pleaded guilty and that is the verdict the judge handed down to the former Georgetown police officer. “Jimmy Fennell decided to plead…read more

Michael Blair's Exoneration Brings Innocence List Total to 130

From Death Penalty Information Center:– – – – –ANOTHER INMATE EXONERATED FROM DEATH ROW AS DNA EVIDENCE LEADS TEXAS TO DROP CHARGES Michael Blair’s Exoneration Brings Innocence List Total to 130 WASHINGTON, DC – A Collin County court in Texas has dismissed capital murdercharges against Michael Blair who had been on death row for the…read more

Still no DNA match in yogurt shop case

Thats title of Austin-American Statesman’s article about pending retrial of Michael Springsteen for the 1991 Austin yogurt shop murders. By Steven KreytakAMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Thursday, September 18, 2008 Prosecutors in the cases against two men facing retrial in the 1991 Austin yogurt shop murders have yet to figure out whose DNA was discovered this year in…read more

Wait a minute! A stay of execution for convicted murderer Charles Hood raises troubling questions of judicial integrity

Houston Chronicle has an editorial questioning Court of Criminal Appeal’s decision to dismiss the credible evidence that an improper relationship existed between the judge and prosecutor trying Charles Hood’s capital murder trial. Tuesday evening, 24 hours before he was due to be put to death by lethal injection, convicted murderer Charles Dean Hood was granted…read more

Kenneth Foster Anniversary Journal Entry for 8.30.08

8.30.08 Anniversary Journal EntryKenneth “Haramia” Foster, Jr. It dawned upon me that the one-year mark of my 2007 scheduled execution was approaching. The emotions of that day still have not resided and perhaps they never will, though I find myself getting stronger each day and my vision is getting clearer. I’ve never been much for…read more

Martina Correia: "We are still fighting for Troy"

This message is from Martina Correia (Troy’s sister). I want everyone to know that we are still fighting for Troy, you have not heard from me in two days because I have been trying to answer so many calls and get rest in between. I went to see Troy yesterday and he is in good…read more

Troy Davis Denied Clemency

Georgia’s Board of Pardons and Paroles has upheld the scheduled execution of Troy Davis on September 23rd. That’s in spite of new evidence they heard today, which suggested that Davis was framed in the 1989 murder of a Savannah police officer, and that witnesses were coerced into implicating him.

National Day of Action to Save Troy Davis

The State of Georgia has given Troy Davis, an innocent man, an execution date of September 23. Troy, who is African-American, was convicted of killing Mark McPhail, a white police officer. Seven of the nine witnesses against Troy Davishim have recanted their testimony, several saying they were coerced by police, and a number of other…read more

Latest news from TDCJ about Ike

Texas Department of Criminal JusticeBrad LivingstonExecutive Direct TDCJ Evacuates Additional Prison Units in Preparation of Hurricane Ike Landfall Sept. 11, 2008 – Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials began evacuations early Thursday of three TDCJ units located in areas likely to be affected by Hurricane Ike. The Terrell and Clemens units in Brazoria County and…read more

Why You Should Oppose the Death Penalty!

The System is Broken:Why You Should Oppose the Death Penalty!The capital punishment system is plagued by wrongful convictions. Innocence, racism, lack of adequate defense, mental illness, and numerous crime lab scandals, have all helped to create a system rife with error. In addition, not much is being done to reduce the causes of crime. The…read more