Execution Watch: Beunka Adams

Beunka Adams’ case has been on a roller coaster over the past few days, with a stay of execution issued Monday, the stay lifted Wednesday, and the U.S. Supreme Court expected to rule Thursday on whether his execution will take place as scheduled that evening. If the execution is carried out, we will do a live broadcast designed to lay out the realities, versus the rhetoric, of the Texas death penalty. Spread the word.

RADIO PROGRAM PREVIEW
EXECUTION WATCH
Unless a stay is issued, we’ll broadcast on …
Thurs, Apr 26, 2012, 6-7 PM Central Time
KPFT FM Houston 90.1 – HD3 or
Online: www.executionwatch.org > Listen Live to HD3

TEXAS PLANS TO EXECUTE:
BEUNKA ADAMS, 29, and his fall partner, Richard Cobb, were convicted of abducting and killing a man during the robbery of a convenience store in East Texas. Cobb remains on death row. Adams was 19 at the time of the offense; Cobb was 18. On Monday, a federal judge in Texarkana granted Adams a stay of execution. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott appealed the stay, which was lifted Wednesday by the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The case is now before the U.S. Supreme Court. Background at www.executionwatch.org > Backpage on Beunka.

SHOW LINEUP
Host: MARLO BLUE, anchor of the afternoon news at KPFT, where she also has leadership roles behind the scenes..

Legal Analyst: JIM SKELTON, a legal educator and retired attorney who has seen capital trials from both the prosecution and defense tables. Joining him will be criminal defense attorneys SUSAN ASHLEY and LARRY DOUGLAS.

Featured Interview: CHARITY LEE, Executive director of the ELLA Foundation. Lee’s father was murdered when she was a girl. Her mother was tried and acquitted in his death. Lee established the ELLA foundation after her 13-year-old son sexually assaulted and murdered her 4-year-old daughter in 2007.

Reporter, Death House, Huntsville: GLORIA RUBAC founder and leader, Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, abolitionmovement.org.

Reporter, Vigil, Houston: DAVE ATWOOD, a founder of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, he’ll be escorting a group of high school students in Huntsville  www.tcadp.org.

NEXT SCHEDULED EXECUTION
On May 2, Texas plans to kill ANTHONY BARTEE. We’ll broadcast; see executionwatch.org.

PRODUCER: Elizabeth, eliza.tx.usa @gmail.com.
STUDIO ENGINEER: Doyle.
THEME:  By Victoria Panetti, SheMonster International, myspace.com/shemonster.

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