On January 30, 2019, Robert Jennings is scheduled to be executed in Texas for the 1988 murder of Officer Elston Howard. Catholic Mobilizing Network calls on all people of goodwill to oppose this action.
Robert Jennings has been given four previous stays of execution, the last one was in 2016. Mr. Jennings' attorneys have argued that the jury was not given adequate instructions and was unable to give proper attention to the deep remorse Mr. Jennings felt for his crime.
UPDATED 01/14/2019: Blaine Milam received a stay of execution due to updated changes in "bite mark" science and laws regarding intellectual disability that have changed since Mr. Milam's original sentence. More
On February 28, 2019, Billie Wayne Coble is scheduled to be executed in Texas for the murders of Zelda, Robert, and Sergeant Bobby Vicha in 1989. Catholic Mobilizing Network calls on all people of goodwill to oppose this action.
From governors races to ballot measures, Americans harnessed the power of their voices and their votes in the 2018 Midterms to work toward a more restorative criminal justice system. Here are just a few of the recent victories that point to an end to the death penalty, which is indeed on the horizon.