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.