Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Execution Watch: 9/15/2011

Texas plans to put to death Duane Buck Thursday for murdering his ex-girlfriend and her friend in Houston. Execution Watch will be there.


DUANE BUCK. Convicted in the 1995 homicide of his ex-girlfriend and her male friend in Houston. Buck was on parole for a cocaine delivery conviction at the time. Witnesses said Buck came to his ex-girlfriend's apartment late one night, kicked in the door, argued with her and others, then left after retrieving some of his possessions. He returned a few hours later with a gun, fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and her male friend. More background at


Unless a stay is issued, we'll broadcast on ...
Sept. 15, 2011, 6-7 PM CT
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See also:

"Did race play an improper role in Duane Buck's death sentence?" WSJ Law Blog (Sept. 8, 2011)
"Duane Buck prosecutor urges clemencyTexas Tribune (Sept. 12, 2011)
"Pardons board rejects Buck's bid to avoid execution" Houston Chronicle (Sept. 13, 2011)
"From Warren McCleskey to Duane Buck" Gamso for the Defense (Sept. 13, 2011)
"Lest you thought they'd care: Duane Buck part II" Gamso for the Defense (Sept. 13, 2011)

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