Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Execution Watch: 12/3/2014

"[T]his has been like a slow-moving train wreck since 1995."  -- Kathryn Kase, attorney for Scott Panetti
On Wednesday night, the State of Texas will kill again...

SCOTT PANETTI. Convicted in the September 1992 shooting deaths of his in-laws inside their Fredericksburg home, Mr. Panetti told police it was his alter ego, Sarge, who committed the slayings. Mr. Panetti's previous execution date was put off by the Supreme Court, though the justices refused last month to hear his latest appeal, clearing the way for a new execution date to be set. He was diagnosed as schizophrenic and hospitalized multiple times in the 10 years leading up to the slayings. Mr. Panetti was allowed to represent himself at trial. He wore a purple cowboy outfit and called witnesses including John F. Kennedy and Jesus Christ. Mental health professionals who have evaluated Mr. Panetti say he believes the State of Texas wishes to kill him to prevent him from preaching the gospel.

For more information see:

"Can Ron Paul and conservative evangelicals save a Texas death row inmate?" Mother Jones (11/26/14)

"Texas execution of a severely mentally ill man would be an outrage," Los Angeles Times (11/29/14)

"Lawyers try to save 'delusional' death row murderer, 56, who tried to subpoena Jesus Christ and JFK at his trial, from Wednesday execution," Daily Mail (11/29/14)

Unless a stay is issued, we'll broadcast live:
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6-7 PM Central Time
KPFT-FM Houston 90.1 Online...

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