Paul Gamboa-Taylor

Paul Gamboa-Taylor

MAY 11, 2021 UPDATE: On Monday, May 10, 2021, the scheduled execution of Paul Gamboa Taylor was reprieved by Gov. Tom Wolf. Paul Gamboa-Taylor was sentenced to death in 1992 and has been on Pennsylvania’s death row for almost 30 years. In April 2021, he exhausted his state appeals, and as such, received an execution date scheduled for…

Virgil Presnell

Virgil Presnell

The state of Georgia plans to execute Virgil Presnell, Jr. on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 for the murder of eight-year-old Lori Ann Smithy and the rape of her ten-year-old companion.  The Catholic Church teaches that the death penalty is unacceptable in all cases because it is “an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the…