By Execution Watch
HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Texas plans to put to death Anthony Bartee Wednesday at 6 p.m. despite lingering questions about tests of crime-scene evidence.
Unless Bartee receives a stay, Execution Watch will broadcast live coverage and commentary designed to show the reality, versus the rhetoric, of the Texas death penalty. Tune in. And spread the word.
RADIO SHOW PREVIEW
Unless a stay is issued, we'll broadcast on ...
Wed., May 2, 2012, 6-7 PM Central Time
KPFT FM Houston 90.1 or
Online: www.executionwatch.org > Listen
TEXAS PLANS TO EXECUTE:
ANTHONY BARTEE, 55, convicted in the August 1996 robbery murder of a friend,. He was given a stay before his scheduled execution in February so additional DNA testing could be done. When an execution date of May 2 was announced, Bartee attorney David Dow sent the court a letter saying the new date should not have been set because DNA testing hadn’t been done. Dow protested that no notice of a hearing for a new execution date was sent to him or Bartee. Background at www.executionwatch.org > Backpage on Beunka.
Host: MARLO BLUE, anchor of the afternoon news at KPFT, where she has also held leadership roles behind the scenes..
Legal Analyst: JIM SKELTON, a legal educator and retired attorney who has seen capital trials from both the prosecution and defense tables. Joining him will be criminal defense attorneys SUSAN ASHLEY and LARRY DOUGLAS.
Featured Interview: BILL HABERN, a founding partner of Habern, O’Neil, Buckley & Lang, the oldest full-time corrections law firm in Texas. Last year, he received the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association. His media appearances have included Oprah Winfrey, 20-20, Good Morning America, and other national TV and radio programs. This is his Execution Watch debut. www.paroletexas.com.
Reporter, Death House, Huntsville: GLORIA RUBAC, founder and leader, Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, abolitionmovement.org.
Reporter, Vigil, Huntsvile: DAVE ATWOOD, a founder of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, ww.tcadp.org.
NEXT SCHEDULED EXECUTION
On May 16, Texas plans to kill the severely mentally ill STEVEN STALEY.. We’ll broadcast;
PRODUCER: Elizabeth, eliza.tx.usa @gmail.com.
STUDIO ENGINEER: Doyle.
THEME: By Victoria Panetti, SheMonster International, myspace.com/shemonster.