Texas plans to execute Thursday a man whose attorneys say he is mentally impaired and therefore ineligible for execution.
Unless the courts intervene, Robert Harris will be strapped to a gurney and put to death with a deliberate drug overdose. Execution Watch will broadcast coverage and analysis, including reporting from outside the death house in Huntsville, death penalty capital of the Western world.
Unless a stay is issued, we'll broadcast live:
Thurs., Sept. 20, 2012, 6-7 PM Central Time
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TEXAS PLANS TO EXECUTE:
ROBERT HARRIS, 40, a Lubbock native, was condemned following his conviction for two shooting deaths during a robbery in 2000 at a Dallas-area car wash in which five people perished. He had been fired from his job there several days earlier. Attorneys for Harris say he is mentally impaired and therefore ineligible for execution under Supreme Court guidelines. Background at www.executionwatch.org > Backpage on Harris.
Host: RAY HILL, an ex-convict and activist who founded -- and hosted for 30 years -- The Prison Show on KPFT. His HMS radio show broadcasts each Wednesday at 2 p.m.: hmsnetradio.org.
Legal Analyst: JIM SKELTON, a legal educator, retired attorney and native Texan who has seen capital trials from both the prosecution and defense tables. Joining him will be Houston criminal defense attorneys SUSAN ASHLEY and LARRY DOUGLAS.
Featured Interview: PROF. KENNETH WILLIAMS, of South Texas College of Law is most recently the author of the book, Most Deserving of Death? In it, he examines whether the death penalty really punishes the worst of the worst, concluding that it is applied inconsistently and incoherently, partly because of the U.S. Supreme Court's jurisprudence. www.stcl.edu.
Reporter, Death House, Huntsville: GLORIA RUBAC, founder and leader, Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, abolitionmovement.org.
Reporter, Vigil, Houston: DAVE ATWOOD, a founder of Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, ww.tcadp.org.
NEXT SCHEDULED EXECUTION
On Sept. 25, Texas plans to kill CLEVE “SARGE” FOSTER. Unless he gets a stay, we will broadcast.
PRODUCER: Elizabeth, eliza.tx.usa @gmail.com.
STUDIO ENGINEER: Doyle.
THEME: By Victoria Panetti, SheMonster International, myspace.com/shemonster.