Texas Plans to Execute Arturo Diaz Tomorrow

For the second time in as many weeks, Texas plans to execute a poor Hispanic man from the Rio Grande Valley Thursday. Unless Arturo Diaz wins a stay, Execution Watch will provide live coverage and commentary on the state killing, starting at 6 p.m. Central Time. Spread the word.

RADIO SHOW PREVIEW, EXECUTION WATCH:  Unless a stay is issued, we’ll broadcast live:Thursday, 26 September 2013, 6-7 PM Central Time KPFT FM Houston 90.1 and Online…  http://executionwatch.org > Listen                     Updates and discussion on Facebook: Execution Watch

TEXAS PLANS TO EXECUTE:  ARTURO DIAZ, convicted in the stabbing death of a McAllen man during a 1999 robbery in which Diaz and another man reportedly went to an apartment seeking drugs. Diaz is set to become the 10th person executed for crimes in the Rio Grande Valley since 1982. Another 13 people are in Texas Death Row for crimes in the Valley. On appeal, Diaz complained that his trial lawyers failed to call relatives to testify about a childhood filled with poverty, neglect and violence. The courts rejected the argument, saying the attorneys were following Diaz’s instructions.

NEXT SCHEDULED EXECUTION:  On Oct. 9, Texas plans to kill MICHAEL YOWELL. If it does, Execution Watch will air coverage.

3 responses to “Texas Plans to Execute Arturo Diaz Tomorrow

  1. Morally bankrupt. Time to end this politically driven “death-penalty-taxpayer-boondoggle”, the politicians and profiteers use as a tool for their financial gain. Ministers of justice? The Governor? The AG? The DA / County prosecutors? Think not.

  2. Millions of dollars spent to execute one murderer from the one per cent of murderers who receive the death penalty and yet so many innocent people die from preventable diseases due to lack of resources. This is not justice, but a sick and inhumane form of insanity.

  3. According to your panel of experts, everyone is “wrongfully convicted.”

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