HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Tommy Sells is one of two death-row prisoners who prevailed recently in a lawsuit demanding that Texas prison officials disclose the source of the drugs used in lethal injections.
But the court decision has not stopped the wheels of death from turning. Sells is slated for execution Thursday.
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Thursday, April 3, 2014, 6-7 PM Central Time
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TEXAS PLANS TO EXECUTE:
TOMMY SELLS, condemned in the New Year’s Eve 1999 slaying of a teenage girl in Del Rio in 1999. When Del Rio police questioned Sells about the killing, he took responsibility for it and dozens of slayings around the country. His appellate lawyers said detectives pressured him into making far-fetched assertions about being a serial killer. His attorneys also said counsel failed to represent Sells effectively, both at trial and early in the appeals process.
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, 2 PM CT, at 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: TOMMY SELLS, whose recent death-row interview with Execution Watch will be broadcast in full.
Reporter, Outside the Death House, Huntsville: GLORIA RUBAC, member, 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 April 9, Texas plans to kill Mexican national RAMIRO HERNANDEZ. If it does, Execution Watch will air.
PRODUCER: Elizabeth, eliza.tx.usa [at] gmail.com.
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Otis Maclay.
VIDEO PHOTOGRAPHER: Mark Pirtle.
THEME: By Victoria Panetti, SheMonster International, myspace.com/shemonster.