Execution Watch: Robert Campbell, May 13

Robert Campbell

HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Oklahoma has put a hold on executions while its method of inducing death is investigated, but Texas intends to go forward Tuesday with executing Robert Campbell using lethal injection.

Execution Watch will provide live coverage online and on the HD3 channel of  KPFT FM 90.1 Houston.

Execution Watch
Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 6-7 PM Central Time
Unless a stay is issued, we’ll broadcast live on:
KPFT FM Houston 90.1, HD3 Channel (due to KPFT fund drive), and
Updates on Facebook: Execution Watch


ROBERT CAMPBELL, convicted for the 1991 abduction and murder of a woman in Houston. His case made headlines again in 2005, when  investigators discovered about 150 pieces of evidence misplaced by Houston Police, including a cigarette butt that was collected at the scene of the murder but never brought to the attention of Campbell’s trial attorney. His appellate attorneys were seeking a stay, based in part on the secrecy surrounding Texas’s execution drugs, which are from an unknown source.


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 Wednesdays, 2 PM CT, at hmsnetradio.org.

Legal Analyst: JIM SKELTON, a legal educator, retired attorney and native Texan who has seen capital trials as a prosecutor and a defense attorney. Also, Houston criminal defense attorneys SUSAN ASHLEY, LARRY DOUGLAS, MICHAEL GILLESPIE & JACK LEE.

Featured interview guest: PROF. KEVIN BARRY, Quinnipiac University School of Law, who predicts that the Connecticut Supreme Court, which is poised to be the first court in nearly a century to rule on whether the state may outlaw the death penalty for new crimes yet keep it on the books for those already committed, will allow the executions to go forward. Other states facing the post-repeal dilemma are New Mexico, Maryland, Kansas and Delaware.

Reporter, Outside the Death House, Huntsville: PAT HARTWELL, 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.

On Aug. 6, Texas plans to kill MANUEL VASQUEZ. If it does, Execution Watch will air.

PRODUCER: Elizabeth, eliza.tx.usa [at] gmail.com.

THEME: By Victoria Panetti, SheMonster International, myspace.com/shemonster.

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