Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Execution Watch: 6/26/2013

On Wednesday night the State of Texas is planning on murdering its 500th inmate since the death penalty was reinstated.

KIMBERLY MCCARTHYA former crack addict who was sentenced to death for the 1997 slaying of an elderly woman during a home robbery near Dallas. McCarthy, 51, is the former wife of New Black Panther Party founder Aaron Michaels, with whom she has a son. She is one of 10 women on Texas death row. Since an execution date was announced in September 2013, she has been the only woman with a scheduled execution. Three of the nearly 500 people Texas has put to death in the modern era have been women. The week before her scheduled execution April 3, 2013, McCarthy's attorneys persuaded a judge to delay it until June 26. Hours before her date several months earlier, Jan. 29, a judge put it off until April 3. Among the attorneys' assertions was that jury selection in McCarthy's trial was tainted by racism.

For more information on Ms. McCarthy, click here.

Unless a stay is issued, we'll broadcast live:
Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 6-7 PM Central Time
KPFT FM Houston 90.1 and Online...

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