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.
“Because of recent changes in the science pertaining to bite mark comparisons and recent changes in the law pertaining to the issue of intellectual disability ... we therefore stay his execution and remand these claims to the trial court for a review of the merits of these claims,”
On January 15, 2019, Texas plans to execute Blaine Milam for the 2008 torture and murder of 13-month old Amora Carson. Catholic Mobilizing Network calls on all people of goodwill to oppose this action.
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.
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.
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