Monthly Archives: September 9, 2008

Texas appeals court stop scheduled execution

Associated Press is reporting that Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has stayed tomorrow’s scheduled execution of Charles Hood. A Texas death row inmate whose lawyers argued a secret romantic relationship between the judge and prosecutor at his trial tainted the proceedings 19 years ago won a reprieve Tuesday from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals…read more

Judge Holland's Shockingly High Recusal Rate Warrants Full Investigation into Alleged Affair with D.A.

From Texas Defender Service:Judge Holland’s Shockingly High Recusal Rate WarrantsFull Investigation into Alleged Affair with D.A.New Data Supports Charles Dean Hood’s Claim that Judge and Prosecutor at His Trial were Romantically Involved (Austin, Texas) Attorneys for Charles Dean Hood filed an Application for Writof Habeas Corpus and Motion for Stay of Execution (attached) today in…read more

Texas Attorney General "Not Opposed to Stay" for Charles Hood

The Dallas Morning News is reporting that Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot is not against a stay for Charles Hood. In a legal brief filed today, he is asking that the trial court “fully review the matter, even if it means delaying the execution.” The Texas attorney general’s office on Thursday took the unusual step…read more

Hood gets hearing on judge-prosecutor relationship

Chuck Lindell is reporting that Judge Greg Brewer has scheduled a hearing for next Monday, which is before the scheduled execution of Charles Hood. Austin-American Statesman also published a long article about the case in today’s paper. Death row inmate Charles Dean Hood will no longer have to wait until after his Sept. 10 execution…read more