Posts Tagged:DOC

Opinion: President Biden Must End the Federal Death Penalty

Those were the words of Carlos DeLuna, a young Latino man who Texas executed in 1989. At trial, DeLuna said that another man—Carlos Hernandez—murdered Wanda Lopez, a single mother stabbed to death while working at a convenience store in Corpus Christi. The prosecution told the jury that Carlos Hernandez was a “phantom” DeLuna made up.…Read More

Oklahoma lawmakers consider changing laws surrounding capital punishment as the state prepares to resume executions

It’s been five years since Oklahoma has executed a death row inmate after the botched execution of Charles Warner; now, Oklahoma lawmakers are considering making changes in capital punishment trials and the execution process. On Wednesday, several people embedded in the process spoke to the House Public Safety Committee for an interim study. “I have…Read More