Blaine Milam

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,”   

Read more about the stay of execution here.

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.

Take action by writing the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to ask for clemency for Blaine Milam. Personalize this one-click letter to advocate for Mr. Milam.

Click here to read Blaine Milam’s firsthand account of what it’s like to be on death row while living with a mental illness (Trigger Warning: Suicide mention).

In Texas, the Governor MUST have the recommendation of clemency from a board or advisory group.

To learn more about clemency click here.

The contact information for the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles is:

Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles

PO Box 13401

Austin, Texas 78711-3401


The contact information for the Governor of Texas is:

Governor Greg Abbott

Office of the Governor

PO Box 12428

Austin, TX 78711-2428