Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Execution Watch: 7/18/2013

On Thursday night the State of Texas kills again...

VAUGHN ROSS. A former architecture student at Texas Tech, Mr. Ross was sentenced to die in the 2001 murders of Viola Ross McVade, an 18-year-old woman he was feuding with, and Douglas Birdsall, a Texas Tech associate dean, who happened to be with her. Mr. Ross' attorneys argued that police contaminated DNA testing by mishandling it and suggested the slayings stemmed from Mr. Birdsall's visits to a "high crime area" to patronize prostitutes. Family members of the victims said the death sentence brought them little peace. The relatives included Mr. Birdsall's son, Nat, who opposes the death penalty and said his father did, too.

For more information on Mr. Ross, click here.

Unless a stay is issued, we'll broadcast live:
Thursday, July 18, 2013, 6-7 PM Central Time
KPFT FM Houston 90.1 and Online...

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