Texas plans to execute Anthony Haynes Thursday. Unless he gets a stay of execution, Execution Watch will broadcast live coverage and commentary.
Thurs., Oct. 18, 2012, 6-7 PM Central Time
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TEXAS PLANS TO EXECUTE:
ANTHONY HAYNES The 33-year-old, who has been locked up since he was 19, was one of two black men convicted in the 1998 slaying of a white off-duty Houston police officer. Also convicted in the killing was Michael Turner. On appeal, Haynes asserted that prosecutors deliberately excluded African-Americans from the jury in his case. Background at www.executionwatch.org > Backpage on Haynes.
Host: RAY HILL, an ex-convict and activist who founded — and hosted for 30 years — The Prison Show on KPFT. His HMS radio show broadcasts each Wednesday at 2 p.m.: hmsnetradio.org.
Legal Analyst: JIM SKELTON, a legal educator, retired attorney and native Texan who has seen capital trials from both the prosecution and defense tables. Joining him will be Houston criminal defense attorneys SUSAN ASHLEY and LARRY DOUGLAS.
Featured Interview: PROF. ROBERT CHASE, public historian at the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. He is the author of, Civil Rights on the Cell Block: Race, Reform, and Violence in Texas Prisons and the Nation, 1945-1990, a history of the system’s changing face and ineluctable brutality.
Reporter, Death House, Huntsville: GLORIA RUBAC, founder and leader, Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, abolitionmovement.org.
Reporter, Vigil, Houston: DAVE ATWOOD, a founder of Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, ww.tcadp.org.
NEXT SCHEDULED EXECUTIN
On Oct. 24, Texas plans to kill BOBBY HINES. Unless he gets a stay, we will broadcast.