HUNTSVILLE - Texas plans to put to death Elroy Chester III Wednesday. Execution Watch will provide live radio coverage and commentary on the state killing, Texas' 499th of the modern death-penalty era.
RADIO SHOW PREVIEW
Unless a stay is issued, we'll broadcast live:
Wednesday, 12 June 2013, 6-7 PM Central Time
KPFT FM Houston 90.1 and Online...
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TEXAS PLANS TO EXECUTE:
ELROY CHESTER III, who pleaded guilty to shooting to death an off-duty firefighter in Port Arthur when he interrupted the burglary Chester was committing. Chester’s attorneys argued on appeal that he is ineligible for execution because he is mentally impaired, but a divided federal appeals court upheld the sentence. Chester's previous execution date of April 24, 2013, was delayed by the trial court in response to a motion he filed. Chester’s execution would be the 499th in Texas in the modern death-penalty era.
Host: RAY HILL, an ex-convict and activist who founded -- and hosted for 30 years -- The Prison Show on KPFT. His internet radio show airs each Wednesday at 2 PM CT.: 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, LARRY DOUGLAS, MICHAEL GILLESPIE & JACK LEE.
Featured Interview: KATE BLACK, a Houston capital defense attorney who is representing death row prisoner Duane Buck. Her client was condemned after a prosecution witness testified that his blackness made him more dangerous. http://blacklawoffice.org
Reporter, Outside the Death House, Huntsville: GLORIA RUBAC, member, Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, www.abolitionmovement.org.
Reporter, Vigil, Houston: DAVE ATWOOD, founder and former board member, Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, www.tcadp.org.
NEXT SCHEDULED EXECUTION
On June 126, Texas plans to kill KIMBERLY McCARTHY. If it does, Execution Watch will air.
PRODUCER: Elizabeth, eliza.tx.usa @gmail.com.
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR & STUDIO ENGINEER: Otis Maclay.THEME: By Victoria Panetti, SheMonster International, myspace.com/shemonster