By Execution Watch
HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Ray Jasper, who gained international noteriety by writing to gawker.com with his “final statement on earth,” is slated to be executed Wednesday.
The radio show Execution Watch will provide live coverage of his execution and an analysis of his case.
RADIO SHOW PREVIEW
Unless a stay is issued, we’ll broadcast live:
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 6-7 PM Central Time
KPFT FM Houston 90.1 and Online…
Updates and discussion on Facebook: Execution Watch
TEXAS PLANS TO EXECUTE:
RAY JASPER, a rap artist born in the Netherlands who was 18 when police say he and two others committed a 1998 robbery in San Antonio in which the owner of a recording studio was killed. The other defendants received life sentences. Jasper’s appellate attorneys argued that a potential juror at his trial was excluded improperly because he, like Jasper, was black. They also said Jasper had inadequate legal help at trial.
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 Wednesdays at 2 PM CT.: hmsnetradio.org.
Legal Analyst: JIM SKELTON, a legal educator, retired attorney and native Texan who has seen capital trials as a prosecutor and a defense attorney. Also, Houston criminal defense attorneys SUSAN ASHLEY, LARRY DOUGLAS, MICHAEL GILLESPIE & JACK LEE.
Featured Interview: TBA.
Reporter, Outside the Death House, Huntsville: GLORIA RUBAC, Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, www.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 March 27, Texas plans to kill ANTHONY DOYLE. If it does, Execution Watch will air.
PRODUCER: Elizabeth, eliza.tx.usa @gmail.com.
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Otis Maclay.