Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Execution Watch: Duane Buck

Duane Buck
By Elizabeth Stein
Producer, Execution Watch
Attorneys for Duane Buck are struggling to win a stay before his scheduled execution Thursday for a double homicide in Houston. 
Buck's death sentence was unconstitutional, they say, because it was issued following testimony from a prosecution witness that Buck was more likely to commit future violence because he is black. 
If a stay is not issued by Thursday at 6 p.m. Central Time, Execution Watch will provide live coverage and commentary.

Unless a stay is issued, we'll broadcast on ...
Sept. 15, 2011, 6-7 PM CT
Houston: KPFT 90.1 FM
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DUANE BUCK, 48, Condemned for the 1995 slayings of his ex-girlfriend and a male companion in Houston. His attorneys have made an 11th-hour attempt to obtain a stay, saying Buck is entitled to a new sentencing hearing because the one that put him on death row was tainted by racist testimony. An expert witness for the prosecution told the jury Buck was more likely to commit future violence because he is black. More background at executionwatch.org > Backpage on Duane Buck.

Host: RAY HILL, an ex-convict and activist who founded, and hosted for 30 years, the Prison Show on KPFT. His new show may be heard every weekday on hmsnetradio.org at 2 p.m. CT.

Legal Analyst: JIM SKELTON, a legal educator and retired attorney, he’s a native Texan and  iconoclast who has seen capital trials from both the prosecution table and the defense table. His guests may include fellow attorneys SUSAN ASHLEY and LARRY DOUGLAS.

Featured Interview: MEGHAN RYAN, a law professor at Southern Methodist University, she writes and teaches about the place where criminal law intersects with procedure, torts and science. Her recent work has included the question of how to remedy wrongful execution.

Reporter, Death House, Huntsville: GLORIA RUBAC, founder and leader, Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, abolitionmovement.org.

Reporter, Vigil, Houston: DAVE ATWOOD, a board member and founder of Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty,  www.tcadp.org.

On Tuesday, Texas plans to execute CLEVE FOSTER,. If it does, Execution Watch will provide coverage, including a taped interview with Foster. Details: executionwatch.org

PRODUCER: Elizabeth Ann Stein, eliza.tx.usa @gmail.com.
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Otis Maclay, omaclay @gmail.com.
THEME:  By Victoria Panetti, SheMonster International, myspace.com/shemonster.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Id say, let the punishment fit the crime, if they raped, murdered, or any other crime that killed the victim, id say kill em also, why do they get to live while the victims family mourns? he chose his path. I would like it in every state. for life terms, it just costs money to feed, and house them