Jefferey D. Williams
HUNTSVILLE, Texas – The Lone Star State is set to draw closer Wednesday to the ignoble distinction of having put to death 500 people in the modern era of the death penalty, far more than any other state.
Texas plans to kill Jefferey D. Williams, whose execution would be No. 498. Unless Williams receives a stay, Execution Watch will broadcast live coverage and commentary on the state killing.
RADIO SHOW PREVIEW
Unless a stay is issued, we’ll broadcast live:
Wednesday, 15 May 2013, 6-7 PM Central Time
KPFT FM Houston 90.1 HD3 and Online…
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TEXAS PLANS TO EXECUTE:
JEFFEREY D. WILLIAMS, condemned in the 1999 shooting death of a plainclothes Houston police officer who was trying to arrest him for driving a stolen Lexus. Williams claimed he did not know the man was an officer, assumed he was being attacked, and shot the man in self defense. Williams’ execution would be the 498th in Texas 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: RICHARD DIETER, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center. His organization recently released a report, “The Clustering of the Death Penalty,” indicating that, while capital punishment is legal in 32 states, only a small percentage of counties actually use it. By far the most active in the United States, is Harris County.
Reporter, Outside the Death House, Huntsville: GLORIA RUBAC, member, Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, www.abolitionmovement.org.
Reporter, Vigil, Houston: DAVE ATWOOD, founder and former board member, Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, www.tcadp.org.
NEXT SCHEDULED EXECUTION
On June 12, Texas plans to kill ELROY CHESTER. 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