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 http://executionwatch.org > 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 http://minutesbeforesix.blogspot.com/2010/09/letters-to-future-death-row-inmate-part.html
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 hmsnetradio.org.
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, http://hmstv.org/.
Reporter, Outside the Death House, Huntsville: PAT HARTWELL, 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 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] gmail.com.
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Otis Maclay.
VIDEO PHOTOGRAPHER: Mark Pirtle.THEME: By Victoria Panetti, SheMonster International, myspace.com/shemonster.