Monthly Archives: August 21, 2012

Execution Watch: John Balentine

John Balentine faces execution Wednesday. By Execution Watch John Balentine of Texas death row has beaten the grim reaper twice. He’s trying for a third time. Texas plans to execute him Wednesday. If the courts reject his last-minute appeals and Texas goes forward, Execution Watch will broadcast coverage, commentary and analysis of unresolved issues in…read more

Execution Watch: Marvin Wilson, Aug. 7

 Marvin Wilson, set for execution in Texas Aug. 7 By Elizabeth SteinProducer, Execution Watch No one disagrees that Marvin Wilson meets widely accepted criteria for mental retardation. No one disagrees the Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional the execution of people who are mentally retarded. But Texas plans to put Wilson to death Tuesday. Unless there’s…read more