Posts Categorized: Execution Watch

Execution Watch: Miguel Paredes, Oct. 28

Miguel Paredes On Tuesday, Texas is slated to carry out its last execution of 2014, that of Miguel Paredes. Last month, Paredes gave Execution Watch an interview, which we will broadcast in its entirety. This edition of the show will air in Houston on the HD3 channel of KPFT FM because the station is in…read more

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. RADIO SHOW PREVIEW Execution Watch Tuesday, May…read more

Execution Watch: Tommy Sells, April 3

Tommy Sells HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Tommy Sells is one of two death-row prisoners who prevailed recently in a lawsuit demanding that Texas prison officials disclose the source of the drugs used in lethal injections. But the court decision has not stopped the wheels of death from turning. Sells is slated for execution Thursday. RADIO SHOW…read more

Execution Watch: Michael Yowell, October 9

A manacled Michael Yowell is escorted to court By Execution WatchHUNTSVILLE, Texas – A man with a history of mental illness is slated to be executed Wednesday over the objections of his appellate lawyers, who say he wouldn’t have been convicted and sentenced to death if his trial attorneys had represented him properly. Michael Yowell…read more

Execution Watch: Robert Garza 9/19

Robert Garza and Family By Execution WatchHUNTSVILLE, Texas – Texas is preparing to execute Robert Garza, convicted of having a secondary role in a pair of murders. If the state follows through with its plan, Execution Watch will broadcast live coverage and commentary, including a taped interview with Garza. RADIO SHOW PREVIEW EXECUTION WATCH Thursday,…read more

Execution Watch: Kimberly McCarthy, No. 500?

Juneteenth protesters in Houston invoke McCarthy’s name. HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Kimberly McCarthy, who claims jury selection in her trial was tainted by racism, is on track Wednesday to become the 500th person executed in Texas during the modern era. The total dwarfs that of every other state. The closest, Virgina, has put to death 110….read more

Execution Watch: Richard Cobb, April 25

Richard Cobb HUNTSVILLE – Texas is preparing to put to death Richard Cobb Thursday in what would be the state’s 496th execution of the modern death-penalty era. No other state has put more citizens to death. The closest, Virginia, has executed 110. RADIO SHOW PREVIEW EXECUTION WATCH Unless a stay is issued, we’ll broadcast live:…read more

Execution Watch: Carl Henry Blue 2/21

Carl Henry Blue HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Prison workers are preparing for Thursday’s scheduled execution of Carl Henry Blue.  Barring a stay, his will be the 493rd execution during the modern era for Texas, where more than one-third of U.S. executions occur.  The radio program Execution Watch will carry coverage and commentary on the state killing,…read more

Execution Watch: Mario Swain, 11/8

Mario Swain HUNTSVILLE, Tex. – Texas plans Thursday to put to death Mario Swain, convicted of murder following a three-day trial in which a prosecution-requested jury shuffle put more whites at the front of the panel of prospective jurors.  Execution Watch will broadcast live coverage and commentary. RADIO SHOW PREVIEWEXECUTION WATCH Unless a stay is…read more

Execution Watch: John Balentine

John Balentine faces execution Wednesday. By Execution Watch John Balentine of Texas death row has beaten the grim reaper twice. He’s trying for a third time. Texas plans to execute him Wednesday. If the courts reject his last-minute appeals and Texas goes forward, Execution Watch will broadcast coverage, commentary and analysis of unresolved issues in…read more