Posts Categorized: Texas death penalty

Execution Watch: Jerry Martin, December. 3

Jerry Martin By Execution WatchThe final execution of 2013 in Texas will take place Tuesday when Jerry Martin, a volunteer, is put to death.  Execution Watch will broadcast live coverage and analysis. RADIO SHOW PREVIEW EXECUTION WATCH Unless a stay is issued, we’ll broadcast live: Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 6-7 PM Central Time KPFT FM…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: Jefferey Williams, May 15

Jefferey D. Williams HUNTSVILLE, Texas – The Lone Star State is set to draw closer Wednesday to the ignoble distinction of having put to death 500 people in the modern era of the death penalty, far more than any other state.    Texas plans to kill Jefferey D. Williams, whose execution would be No. 498….read more

Execution Watch: Ronnie Paul Threadgill 4/16

Ronnie Paul Threadgill HUNTSVILLE – Texas is preparing to carry out its 495th execution of the modern era Tuesday, the date for Ronnie Paul Threadgill. The Lone Star State is fast approaching its 500th execution. No other state is even close. Since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, second-place Virginia has executed…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

Former U.S. Army recruiter to be executed Jan. 11

Cleve “Sarge” Foster   By Elizabeth Ann SteinProducer, Execution Watch Tomorrow, the state controller will announce Texas’ deficit, estimated by others at $15 billion to $25 billion. The following day, Jan. 11, Texas will put to death former Army recruiter Cleve “Sarge” Foster at a total cost of $2.3 million over life in prison. Execution…read more