HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Prison workers are preparing for Thursday’s scheduled execution of Carl Henry Blue.
Barring a stay, his will be the 493rd execution during the modern era for Texas, where more than one-third of U.S. executions occur.
The radio program Execution Watch will carry coverage and commentary on the state killing, including an interview with politically engaged actor Peter Coyote.
RADIO SHOW PREVIEW
Thurs, 21 Feb 2013, 6-7 PM Central Time
KPFT FM Houston 90.1 and Online…
http://executionwatch.org > Listen
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TEXAS PLANS TO EXECUTE:
CARL HENRY BLUE, convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend in 1995 by burning her alive at her apartment in College Station. Blue’s attorneys argued unsuccessfully that he was mentally impaired and therefore ineligible for the death penalty. He acknowledged drinking and smoking crack the night of the slaying. Background: www.executionwatch.org > Backpage on Blue.
Host: RAY HILL, an ex-convict and activist who founded — and hosted for 30 years — The Prison Show on KPFT. His internet radio show airs each Wednesday at 2 PM CT.: hmsnetradio.org.
Legal Analyst: JIM SKELTON, a legal educator, retired attorney and native Texan who has seen capital trials from both the prosecution and defense tables. Joining him will be Houston criminal defense attorneys SUSAN ASHLEY, LARRY DOUGLAS and MICHAEL GILLESPIE.
Featured Interview: PETER COYOTE, an actor with more than 100 films to his credit, Emmy Award-winning narrator of more than 165 documentaries, and author of the memoir, Sleeping Where I Fall.” He sat with Host Ray Hill at KPFT recently to discuss his views on the death penalty and political engagement. www.petercoyote.com.
Reporter, Outside the Death House, Huntsville: GLORIA RUBAC, member, Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, abolitionmovement.org.
Reporter, Vigil, Houston: DAVE ATWOOD, founder and former board member, Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, ww.tcadp.org.
NEXT SCHEDULED EXECUTION
On April 3, Texas plans to kill KIMBERLY McCARTHY. If it does, Execution Watch will air.
PRODUCER: Elizabeth, eliza.tx.usa @gmail.com.
STUDIO ENGINEERS: Doyle, Mike Lewis.
THEME: By Victoria Panetti, SheMonster International, myspace.com/shemonster