Posts Categorized: Texas

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: Anthony Doyle, March 27

Anthony Doyle By Execution Watch HUNTSVILLE, TEXAS – For the second time in as many weeks, Texas is preparing to execute a black man who was a teenager when he allegedly committed murder. Anthony Doyle is petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to stay his execution, scheduled for Thursday. If the high court rules against him,…read more

Execution Watch: Ray Jasper, March 19

Ray Jasper By Execution Watch HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Ray Jasper, who gained international noteriety by writing to gawker.com with his “final statement on earth,” is slated to be executed Wednesday. The radio show Execution Watch will provide live coverage of his execution and an analysis of his case. RADIO SHOW PREVIEW EXECUTION WATCH Unless a…read more

Execution Watch: Suzanne Basso, Feb. 5

Suzanne Basso By Execution WatchHUNTSVILLE, Texas – Suzanne Basso is confined to a wheelchair. On Wednesday, Texas plans to kill her as one of six people convicted in the slaying of a man some 15 years ago. If the state follows through with its plan, Execution Watch will provide live coverage and commentary RADIO SHOW PREVIEW Unless…read more

Execution Watch: Jamie McCoskey, Nov. 12

Jamie McCoskey HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Texas plans to execute a man Tuesday whose sentencing hearing included a presentation by a prosecution psychologist whose testing methods for developmental disability have since been debunked as unscientific. Execution Watch will air coverage of the state killing, plus a taped interview with the condemned, Jamie McCoskey. RADIO SHOW PREVIEW…read more

Execution Watch: John Quintanilla Jr. 7/16 & Vaughn Ross 7/18

John Quintanilla Jr. Vaughn Ross HUNTSVILLE, Texas — The Lone Star State plans to carry out executions No. 501 and No. 502 this week. Barring stays, Execution Watch will air Tuesday and Thursday, carrying live coverage and commentary for each. RADIO SHOW PREVIEW EXECUTION WATCH Unless a stay is issued, we’ll broadcast live: Tuesday, 16…read more

Execution Watch: Carroll Joe Parr, May 7, 2013

Carroll Joe Parr HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Carroll Joe Parr, whose childhood neglect and abuse were extreme even by death-row standards, is slated to be put to death Tuesday. His would be the 497th Texas execution in the modern death-penalty era. No other state comes close for volume. Second-place Virginia has executed 110. RADIO SHOW PREVIEW…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: Hernandez 11/14, Hughes 11/15

Ramon Hernandez                                        Preston Hughes HUNTSVILLE, Tex. — Texas has chosen the week before Thanksgiving to execute two men back-to-back. Execution Watch will provide coverage Wednesday if the state follows through with its plan to put Ramon Hernandez…read more