By Execution Watch
The final execution of 2013 in Texas will take place Tuesday when Jerry Martin, a volunteer, is put to death. Execution Watch will broadcast live coverage and analysis.
RADIO SHOW PREVIEW
Unless a stay is issued, we’ll broadcast live:
Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 6-7 PM Central Time
KPFT FM Houston 90.1 and Online…
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TEXAS PLANS TO EXECUTE:
JERRY MARTIN, condemned in connection with the 2007 death of a guard at a state prison in Huntsville during an escape attempt. Martin was serving a 50-year term for attempted capital murder. He was convicted of stealing a truck and hitting a horse being ridden by another guard, who fell to her death. His execution date was set when he gave up his appeals. It will be the 16th and final execution of the year in Texas. The trial of Martin’s co-defendant, John Falk Jr., ended in a mistrial last January. Prosecutors were seeking a retrial.
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: DR. JOEL ZIVOT, medical director, Cardio-Thoracic Intensive Care Unit, Emory University Hospital-Midtown, Atlanta, and author of a journal article entitled, “The absence of cruelty is not the presence of humanness: physicians and the death penalty in the U.S.”
Reporter, Outside the Death House, Huntsville: TBA.
Reporter, Vigil, Houston: DAVE ATWOOD, founder and former board member, Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, www.tcadp.org.
NEXT SCHEDULED EXECUTION
On Jan. 16, Texas plans to kill EDGARDO CUBAS. If it does, Execution Watch will air coverage.
PRODUCER: Elizabeth, eliza.tx.usa @gmail.com.
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Otis Maclay.
THEME: By Victoria Panetti, SheMonster International, myspace.com/shemonster.