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Texas Gov. Rick Perry

granted a rare stay of execution

to a Houston woman just hours before

she was scheduled to die

on December 1, 2004

by lethal injection

for the 1987 murder

of her husband and two children.

 

Frances Newton has protested her innocence

since she was charged in the shooting deaths

of her husband Adrian, 23, son Alton, 7,

and daughter Farrah, 21 months,

in what prosecutors said was an attempt

to collect $100,000 from life insurance policies

on her family.

 

Newton is seen

in this undated prison photo.

 

Photo by TDCJ/Reuters.

 

Governor Stays Texas Woman's Wednesday Execution

R

Wed Dec 1, 2004        06:35 PM ET

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=
L0RJGJTLY4NXKCRBAEKSFFA?type=domesticNews&storyID=6971566

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

death penalty > Texas

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/23/
us/thomas-whitaker-execution-alabama-florida.html

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/23/
588189618/texas-commutes-death-sentence-as-execution-carried-out-in-florida-alabama-postpo

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/07/27/
539887954/texas-inmate-executed-supreme-court-rejected-bid-for-delay

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/18/
opinion/rare-chance-for-mercy-on-texas-death-row.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/04/
lester-bower-execution-texas-death-row

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/06/
texas-killer-basso-woman-executed-us-death-penalty

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/23/us/texas-
executes-mexican-for-murder.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jun/27/capital-punishment-texas-pickett

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/26/
texas-execute-500-prisoners-death-row

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/13/
houston-texas-death-row-black-inmates

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/27/capital-punishment-texas-pickett

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/26/texas-execute-500-prisoners-death-row

http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/24/texas-reaches-death-penalty-milestone/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/20/texas-death-row-duane-buck

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/13/houston-texas-death-row-black-inmates

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/11/opinion/racism-in-a-texas-death-case.html

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/07/31/killer-executed-texas/
2606763/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/27/texas-
executes-500th-inmate-mccarthy

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/06/26/
texas-protesters-execution/2462013/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/20/
texas-execute-500th-prisoner-kimberly-mccarthy

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/05/texas-
death-row-mentally-retarded

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/27/
texas-death-row-cook-last-meals

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/nov/15/texas-death-penalty-execution-us

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/nov/15/
texas-death-row-danielle-simpson

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/02/us/02texas.html

 

 

 

 

death penalty > Texas > statistics

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/23/
us/thomas-whitaker-execution-alabama-florida.html

 

 

 

 

death penalty > Texas > Law of parties

 

Section 7.02

of the Texas Penal Code outlines the following:

A person is criminally responsible

for an offense committed by the conduct of another

if "acting with intent to promote or assist

the commission of the offense he solicits,

encourages, directs, aids or attempts

to aid the other persons to commit the offense"

or 

"If, in the attempt to carry out

a conspiracy to commit one felony,

another felony is committed by one of the conspirators,

all conspirators are guilty of the felony actually committed,

though having no intent to commit it,

if the offense was committed

in furtherance of the unlawful purpose

and was one that should have been anticipated

as a result of the carrying out of the conspiracy."

 

Article 37.071(b)(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedures

permits the infliction of the death penalty

only if the jury believes beyond a reasonable doubt

that the defendant

"intended to kill the deceased or another or anticipated

that a human life would be taken."

 

Submitted by Adria on July 18, 2007 - 1:43pm, The Blogora
http://rsa.cwrl.utexas.edu/?q=node/1636

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/18/
opinion/rare-chance-for-mercy-on-texas-death-row.html

 

 

 

 

 

The wrong Carlos:

how Texas sent an innocent man to his death        2012        UK

 

Groundbreaking Columbia law school study

sets out in shocking detail the flaws

that led to Carlos DeLuna's execution in 1989

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/15/
carlos-texas-innocent-man-death

 

 

 

 

 

Texas executions:

the most controversial cases    September 2011        UK

 

Rick Perry has presided

over 234 executions

as governor of Texas

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/sep/15/
texas-executions-controversial-cases 

 

 

 

 

 

Texas > Edgar Arias Tamayo

the 509th inmate executed (on January 22, 2014)

by Texas in the past three decades

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/23/us/
texas-executes-mexican-for-murder.html

 

 

 

 

 

death penalty > Texas        UK / USA

 

537 death row inmates

were executed there over the last 40 years

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/18/opinion/rare-chance-for-mercy-on-texas-death-row.html

 

 

 

 

 

More than a third of executions in the US in 2013

were carried out Texas.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/27/
iran-iraq-global-rise-capital-punishment

 

 

On Wednesday [ June 26, 2013 ],

Texas is scheduled

to execute its 500th death-row inmate

since the Supreme Court restored

capital punishment in 1976.

 

The state has executed

nearly five times as many people

as Virginia, the second state on the list.

http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/24/texas-reaches-death-penalty-milestone/

 

 

Since the mid-70s,

Texas has been responsible

for more than a third of all US executions;

between 2002 and 2006

it was responsible for 40%,

and last year [ 2010 ]

it accounted for 50%,

including two foreign nationals.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/feb/28/linda-carty-innocent-death-row

 

https://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/death_row/dr_executed_offenders.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/18/
opinion/rare-chance-for-mercy-on-texas-death-row.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/18/
lisa-coleman-texas-lethal-injection-executed

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/13/us/
facing-challenge-to-execution-texas-calls-its-process-the-gold-standard.html

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/27/
iran-iraq-global-rise-capital-punishment

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/06/
texas-killer-basso-woman-executed-us-death-penalty

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/shortcuts/2013/jul/02/
last-words-prisoners-death-row

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/30/us/
from-americas-busiest-death-chamber-a-catalog-of-last-rants-pleas-and-apologies.html

http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/24/texas-
reaches-death-penalty-milestone/

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/06/16/us/
execution-last-statements-copy.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/27/texas-executes-500th-inmate-mccarthy

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/27/capital-punishment-texas-pickett

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/27/
500-exeuction-texas-death-row

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/26/texas-execute-500-prisoners-death-row

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/13/houston-texas-death-row-black-inmates

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/05/texas-death-row-mentally-retarded

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2012/03/
killer-says-go-cowboys-moments-before-execution/1#.UdAMNW1YU8s

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/sep/16/duane-buck-texas-rick-perry

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/sep/16/duane-buck-texas-rick-perry

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/feb/28/linda-carty-innocent-death-row

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/nov/15/texas-death-penalty-execution-us

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/nov/15/texas-death-row-danielle-simpson

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/cifamerica/2009/oct/06/
capital-punishment-texas-rick-perry 

 

 

 

 

 

Texas > 500th execution since 1982 > Kimberly McCarty        2013

 

Ms. McCarthy

was convicted and sentenced in Dallas County, Texas

where the prosecutor’s office has a well-documented history

of intentional discrimination going back to the 19th century.

 

Calling it history, though, misrepresents the reality.

 

The discrimination has continued,

on a modern foundation of deliberate bias.

 

In 1963,

a manual of the office instructed that prosecutors

should not take “Jews, Negroes, Dagos, Mexicans,

or a member of any minority race on a jury,

no matter how rich or how well educated.”

 

In 1986,

the Dallas Morning News

reported that county prosecutors

were still trying to keep almost all blacks

off juries by using peremptory challenges.

http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/24/texas-reaches-death-penalty-milestone/

 

http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/24/
texas-reaches-death-penalty-milestone/

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/06/26/
texas-protesters-execution/2462013/

 

 

 

 

 

death penalty > Texas > Law of parties > Kenneth Foster        2007        UK / USA

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/aug/20/usa.danglaister 

http://blogs.amnestyusa.org/death-penalty

http://web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGAMR511312007

http://tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/statutes/docs/PE/content/word/pe.002.00.000007.00.doc

http://tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/statutes/docs/PE/content/htm/pe.002.00.000007.00.htm

http://www.lairdcarlson.com/celldoor/00603/Foster00603TXandtheLawOfParties.htm

http://www.freekenneth.com/whoiskenneth.htm

http://www.freekenneth.com/lawofparties.htm

http://savekenneth.blogspot.com/

http://stopexecutions.blogspot.com/2007/06/kenneth-foster-case-update.html

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/08/09/140214

http://www.todesstrafe-usa.de/foster/english/alive_foster.htm

http://www.counterpunch.org/jacobs07042007.html

http://www.brooklynrail.org/2007/7/express/kenneth-foster-and-the-texas-death-house

http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/article.php?did=2416

http://rsa.cwrl.utexas.edu/?q=node/1636

http://stopexecutions.blogspot.com/2007/08/le-monde-article-on-kenneth-foster.html

http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/story?oid=oid:524372

http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/story?oid=499233

http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/story?oid=oid%3A258647

http://houston.indymedia.org/news/2007/07/59953.php

 

 

 

 

 

death penalty > Texas        2006        UK

 

The last words of the 376 prisoners

executed in Texas since 1982

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/sep/20/usa.
aidaedemariam

 

 

 

 

 

executions of women        UK        2014

 

Suzanne Basso

became the fourteenth woman

to be executed in the US in the modern era

after a last-minute appeal to the Supreme Court

failed on Wednesday (February 5th).

 

The 59-year-old former seamstress

was put to death by lethal injection

at the Texas state penitentiary

in Huntsville, near Houston.

 

She is the 510th person

to be executed in Texas,

the nation's most-active death penalty state,

since America restored the death penalty

in 1976.

 

Of those, 505 were men.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/06/
texas-killer-basso-woman-executed-us-death-penalty

 

 

 

 

executions of women        2013

 

Executions of women are infrequent.

 

McCarthy was the 13th woman

put to death in the U.S. and the fourth in Texas,

the nation's busiest death penalty state,

since the Supreme Court in 1976

allowed capital punishment to resume.

 

In that same period, more than 1,300 male inmates

have been executed nationwide, 496 of them in Texas.

Virginia is a distant second, nearly 400 executions behind.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/06/26/
texas-protesters-execution/2462013/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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