Monthly Archives: June 30, 2007

Patrick Knight’s Last Statement:

Date of Execution: June 26, 2007Offender: Knight, Patrick Here is Patrick Knight’s “Dead Man Laughing” last statement as reported by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice: Yes, I do. I thank the Lord for giving me my friends, for getting me the ones I love. Lord reach down and help innocent men on death row….read more

Patrick Bryan Knight, “Dead Man Laughing” executed by Texas

By Dee Hawk Knight was the 18th inmate executed this year in Texas. Knight was known for the “Dead Man Laughing” campaign Patrick Bryan Knight was executed by lethal injection Tuesday, and pronounced dead at 6:21 PM for the murders of Mary and Walter Werner. The Werner’s were shot execution style in August of 1991….read more

Breaking News: Supreme Court stops execution of Scott Panetti

High court blocks execution of mentally ill killer The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the execution of a Texas killer whose lawyers argued that he should not be put to death because he is mentally ill. By PETE YOST, Associated Press Writer Last update: June 28, 2007 – 9:32 AM WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme…read more


The 14th Annual Fast & Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty at the U.S. Supreme Court June 29th – July 2nd, 2007 A four day vigil maintaining a presence at SCOTUS, the Supreme Court Of The United States. Some of the participants fast during this time, but fasting is not required. We encounter thousands of…read more

Countdown to 400 // Harris Co. 100

Impending Texas Execution List: Name Date Texas # since 1982 # under Gov. Perry Gilberto Reyes June 21 396 157Patrick Knight June 26 397 158Rolando Ruiz July 10 398 159Lonnie Johnson July 24 399 160Kenneth Parr August 15 400 161Johnny Conner August 22 401 162Daroyce Mosley August 28 402 163John Amador August 29 403 164Kenneth…read more

Nazanin Afshin-jam

Former Miss Canada and human rights activist, Nazanin Afshin-jam came to Austin last weekend as part of a tour in support of her debut album “Someday” that was released nationwide on April 24th. The album has reached the top 20 at FMQB Adult Contemporary (AC) radio in America this week. The video for this track…read more

Find Habeas Corpus

This is Habeas Corpus. On October 17, 2006, he went missing without a trace. Last seen in Washington, D.C., his current whereabouts are unknown. Where is he? We don’t know. But we do know Habeas Corpus needs our help. What can you do? Get involved and help us restore Habeas Corpus to his rightful place…read more

An Evening with GRACE

June 29, 2007 6:00 pm Christ Church Cathedral 1117 Texas Avenue, Houston Tickets: $35, $60 for couples, $15 for students Dress is Casual Actor and Activist Mike Farrell (M.A.S.H.) and death row exoneree Greg Wilhoit will speak at an event benefitting the Gulf Region Advocacy Center on June 29th. For information about tickets and to…read more

Breaking News: CCA grants Cathy Henderson another stay

Cathy Henderson has just received a stay of execution from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The Houston Chronicle has published this AP article on today’s ruling: Condemned inmate Cathy Lynn Henderson won a reprieve today from a divided Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, keeping her from being executed this week for the slaying of…read more

Student Issue Campaign of the Year

The Texas Students Against the Death Penalty has been selected as the recipient of the Campus Progress Award for “Student Issue Campaign of the Year”. Representative Keith Ellison will be presenting the award during the lunch portion of the Campus Progress National Conference on June 26, 2007. More updates coming soon…