Sunday, October 26, 2014

Execution Watch: Miguel Paredes, Oct. 28

Miguel Paredes

On Tuesday, Texas is slated to carry out its last execution of 2014, that of Miguel Paredes.

Last month, Paredes gave Execution Watch an interview, which we will broadcast in its entirety. This edition of the show will air in Houston on the HD3 channel of KPFT FM because the station is in fund drive. As always, a live stream of the show will be accessible worldwide at > Listen.

MIGUEL PAREDES, Convicted of acting with John Saenz and Greg Alvarado in 2000 to shoot and kill three members of a rival gang in San Antonio. Paredes, who joined the Pistoleros prison gang before he was 17, was one of 20 children born to poor, Mexican-immigrant parents. The family moved to the west side of San Antonio when Paredes was a boy. After going to death row, he contributed Part 3 of a series called, "Letter to a Future Death Row Inmate." The text of the letter he wrote and a link to his his artwork are at

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 Wednesdays, 2 PM CT, at

Legal Analyst: JIM SKELTON, a legal educator, retired attorney and native Texan who has seen capital trials as a prosecutor and a defense attorney. Also, Houston criminal defense attorneys SUSAN ASHLEY, LARRY DOUGLAS, MICHAEL GILLESPIE & JACK LEE.

Featured Guest: MIGUEL PAREDES, the condemned man, who gave an interview to Execution Watch last month. The results will broadcast unedited and uncut. A videotape of the interview, and of the show’s live radio broadcast, will air soon on Houston MediaSource,

Reporter, Outside the Death House, Huntsville: PAT HARTWELL, member, Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement,

Reporter, Vigil, Houston: DAVE ATWOOD, founder and former board member, Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty,

On Jan. 14, Texas plans to kill RODNEY REED, one of nine Texas executions already scheduled in 2015. Execution Watch will air coverage of each.

PRODUCER: Elizabeth, eliza.tx.usa [at]
THEME: By Victoria Panetti, SheMonster International,


Anonymous said...

I feel Perez should let others know to stay out of prison so your family members dont have to suffer in the first place.

Lollo.Erikssen said...


First of all, Im from Sweden, so my english isnt the best. Ive sread alot from your blog and think you are doing a great job!

I came across your blog when I was trying to find information on Texas death row. I hope you can answer a question about visitation on death row.

I recently started reading about texas death row, trying to find as much information as I can. I am against the death penalty and always has been, the death penalty is a punishment that should not exist. I have read about a visit you made on death row and thought I could ask you a question. I'm trying to find information on how it is to be visitor and what problems you may encounter. My question relates to personal belongings, for example. one must not bring mobile, more than 25 USD, and so on. But visitors may need to bring their mobile and even money to be able to make a call for pick-up after the visit, to pay for a taxi or the like. My question is how personal belongings are handled, is it possible to leave your personal belongings with a guard before going to the visitation area? If you have a car, it's easy, then you can leave it all in the car during the visit, but if you do not have a car? Do they allow personal belongings to be stored during the visit? Hope you can take the time to answer my question =)

Again, a great blog =)! I enjoy reading it =)!
Sincerely Lollo from Sweden