The state that carries out more executions than any other plans to put to death Jessie Hernandez Wednesday. The state killing will be covered live on Execution Watch, KPFT FM 90.1 Houston.
Unless a stay is issued, the show will broadcast from 6 to 7 p.m., Central Time, streaming at: www.executionwatch.org > Listen. The events will also be discussed on Facebook > Execution Watch.
TEXAS PLANS TO EXECUTE:
JESSE HERNANDEZ, 47, convicted in the 2001 beating death of a 10-month-old boy he was babysitting in West Dallas. Police linked Hernandez to the slaying through traces of his DNA mixed with the boy's blood on a pillowcase and an article of clothing.
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 defense tables. Joining him will be criminal defense attorneys SUSAN ASHLEY and LARRY DOUGLAS.
Featured Interview: DAVID GARDNER, author most recently of Peculiar Institution: America’s Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition, he is professor of law and sociology at New York University. The UK native was a founding editor of Edinburgh Law Review and was founding editor-in-chief of Punishment and Society: The International Journal of Penology.
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, he’ll be escorting a group of high school students in Huntsville www.tcadp.org.
NEXT SCHEDULED EXECUTION
On April 26, Texas plans to kill BEUNKA ADAMS. We’ll broadcast; see executionwatch.org.
PRODUCER: Elizabeth, eliza.tx.usa @gmail.com.
STUDIO ENGINEER: Doyle.
THEME: By Victoria Panetti, SheMonster International, myspace.com/shemonster.