Unless the courts intervene, Texas tomorrow will execute a severely mentally ill man, Scott Panetti. If that happens, Execution Watch will broadcast coverage and analysis of the state killing, which has drawn international condemnation.
RADIO SHOW: Execution Watch, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, 6-7 PM Central. Unless a stay is issued, we’ll broadcast live on: KPFT FM, Houston 90.1, and Online, http://executionwatch.org > Listen
TEXAS PLANS TO EXECUTE SCOTT PANETTI, brother of Execution Watch theme-song composer and performer Victoria Panetti. He was convicted in the slaying of his in-laws in Fredericksburg, Texas. Panetti, who suffers from schizophrenia, told police his alter ego, Sarge, committed the slayings. A previous execution date was put off by the U.S. Supreme Court, though the justices refused last month to hear his latest appeal. Panetti was allowed to represent himself at trial, wearing a purple cowboy outfit and calling witnesses including John F. Kennedy and Jesus Christ.
You may want to read the CNN story by Ron Powers, The Atrocity of Texas Killing a Mentally Ill Man, here.
You can also read the TIME article by Josh Sanburn here.
And the HuffPost story by Amanda Terkel here.