Posts Categorized: Larry Swearingen

Second Sharon Keller Incident Reported to Commission on Judicial Conduct

According to the Dallas Morning News, Judge Sharon Keller might have been involved in another misconduct, this time over the case of Larry Swearingen who has a strong claims of innocence. By STEVE McGONIGLE / The Dallas Morning News Just weeks before the presiding judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals was charged with…read more

Dr. Glenn Larkin on Larry Swearingen

The following is a short addendum sent to me by Dr. Glenn Larkin, one of the pathologists quoted in the Larry Swearingen article I post a few days ago. A short addendum to this article:— Larry Swearingen Even the circumstantial evidence is raunchy, as well as some of the physical evidence. 1) The pubic hair…read more

Statesman: U.S. Court stops execution that Texas courts wouldn't

The Austin American-Statesman has a great editorial today about the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and Gov. Rick Perry’s failure and carelessness to prevent execution of a possibly innocent death-row inmate. Once again, a federal court has had to intervene to prevent Texas from executing a death row inmate whose conviction is in doubt. The…read more

Four pathologists back Swearengen's innocence claim

Chuck Lindel of Austin American-Statesman is reporting that four pathologists, including one who helped to send Swearingen to death-row, now believe that he was innocent of the 1998 murder. By Chuck LindellAMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Saturday, January 24, 2009 Four forensic pathologists agree that Larry Swearingen, set to be executed Tuesday, could not have committed the 1998…read more

Houston Chronicle: Room for doubt

Houston Chronicle’s editorial board supports a stay of execution for Larry Swearingen pending reconsideration of evidence. Larry Ray Swearingen has lived on Texas death row for eight years, convicted of the rape-murder of a Montgomery County coed in 1998. He is scheduled for execution by lethal injection in Huntsville next Tuesday, despite the fact that…read more

Texas Monthly: The Science of Murder

Someone killed Melissa Trotter and dumped her body in the Sam Houston National Forest. But according to six forensic experts, that someone was not Larry Swearingen. Michael Hall of Texas Monthly reports: Innocent men in prison often have two things in common. They stubbornly refuse to plead guilty, even if it means a reduced sentence…read more

Please Take Action to Save Larry Swearingen

Dear fellow Abolitionists, we are struggling to save the life of death row prisoner Larry Swearingen in Texas who is scheduled for another hearing on Monday, September 29, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Conroe, Texas. This hearing is about Larry’s motion to get biased Judge Fred Edwards recused off his…read more