Posts Categorized: John Balentine

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

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