HUNTSVILLE – Texas is preparing to put to death Richard Cobb Thursday in what would be the state’s 496th execution of the modern death-penalty era.
No other state has put more citizens to death. The closest, Virginia, has executed 110.
RADIO SHOW PREVIEW
Unless a stay is issued, we’ll broadcast live:
Thurs, 25 April 2013, 6-7 PM Central Time
KPFT FM Houston 90.1 in the Houston area and Online…
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TEXAS PLANS TO EXECUTE:
RICHARD COBB, one of two men condemned in a 2002 robbery-slaying in the small, East Texas town of Ruskin. He and Beunka Adams, who was executed April 26, 2012, were convicted of forcing three convenience-store workers into a car, driving them to a field, raping one of the women, and shooting all three with a shotgun. One worker, a mentally disabled man, died. The women survived by playing dead.
Host: RAY HILL, an ex-convict and activist who founded — and hosted for 30 years — The Prison Show on KPFT. His internet radio show airs each Wednesday at 2 PM CT.: 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, LARRY DOUGLAS, MICHAEL GILLESPIE & JACK LEE.
Featured Interview: SUSAN ORLANSKY. This Anchorage, Alaska, attorney has traveled back and forth to Texas for the past decade as part of her firm’s pro bono representation of death-row prisoner Elroy Chester, slated for execution June 12. www.fozenlaw.com.
Reporter, Outside the Death House, Huntsville: GLORIA RUBAC, member, Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, abolitionmovement.org.
Reporter, Vigil, Houston: DAVE ATWOOD, founder and former board member, Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, www.tcadp.org.
NEXT SCHEDULED EXECUTION
On May 7, Texas plans to kill CARROLL JOE PARR.. If it does, Execution Watch will air.
PRODUCER: Elizabeth, eliza.tx.usa @gmail.com.
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR & STUDIO ENGINEER: Otis Maclay.
THEME: By Victoria Panetti, SheMonster International, myspace.com/shemonster