Posts Categorized: Claudia Whitman

Execution Watch: Milton Mathis

Milton Mathis’s execution is set for Tuesday     By Elizabeth Ann Stein, Producer, Execution Watch HUNTSVILLE, Texas — When he arrived in prison, Milton Mathis scored 62 on an IQ test, well below the threshold of 70 that is a widely accepted indication of retardation.   The Supreme Court has banned as cruel and…read more

Execution Watch: Balentine and Taylor

   John Balentine    Lee Taylor By Elizabeth Ann Stein Producer, Execution Watch HOUSTON — Texas is preparing to put to death two men: John Balentine Wednesday and Lee Taylor Thursday. Back-to-back executions are far from rare in the state that has carried out one-third of all U.S. executions since 1976, earning it the nickname…read more