Carroll Joe Parr
HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Carroll Joe Parr, whose childhood neglect and abuse were extreme even by death-row standards, is slated to be put to death Tuesday.
His would be the 497th Texas execution in the modern death-penalty era. No other state comes close for volume. Second-place Virginia has executed 110.
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Tues, 7 May 2013, 6-7 PM Central Time
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TEXAS PLANS TO EXECUTE:
CARROLL JOE PARR, grew up in poverty so extreme, he was often given baked dirt to eat. His sister once tried to kill him. Texas plans to execute Parr for the shooting death of a man in a drug deal outside a North Waco convenience store in 2003. Parr and his fall partner, Earl Whiteside, were accused of approaching two men sitting in a car, forcing them to the side of the building, and robbing and shooting them. One victim survived. Whiteside testified against Parr and received a 15-year sentence on a plea to aggravated robbery. Parr’s would be the 497th Texas execution in the modern death-penalty era.
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, MICHAEL GILLESPIE & JACK LEE.
Featured Interview: CARROLL JOE PARR, who gave Execution Watch a 20-minute interview six days before his scheduled execution. If Texas puts Parr to death, Execution Watch will broadcast his interview, unedited and in full. A video of the interview will air later on Houston MediaSource, www.hmstv.org.
Reporter, Outside the Death House, Huntsville: DR. DENNIS LONGMIRE, a professor in the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.
Reporter, Vigil, Houston: JENNIFER SIMMONS, member, Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, www.tcadp.org.
NEXT SCHEDULED EXECUTION
On May 14, Texas plans to kill JOHN QUINTANILLA JR. If it does, Execution Watch will air.
PRODUCER: Elizabeth, eliza.tx.usa @gmail.com.
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR & STUDIO ENGINEER: Otis Maclay.
THEME: By Victoria Panetti, SheMonster International, myspace.com/shemonster