Month: April 2018

William Montgomery Granted Clemency Amid Concerns About Reliability of Conviction

On April 11, 2018, the state of Ohio was scheduled to execute William Montgomery for the 1986 murders of Cynthia Tincher and Debra Ogle. In the weeks preceding the execution, advocates for Montgomery launched an increasingly public-facing media campaign with the tagline, #toomuchdoubt. Montgomery’s attorneys and supporters argued that there were too many questions concerning

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Texas Governor Issues Rare Clemency Grant to Thomas Whitaker

On February 22, 2018, less than one hour before Thomas “Bart” Whitaker was scheduled to be executed by the state of Texas, Governor Greg Abbott made history in the Lone Star State by granting clemency to a capital prisoner. Governor Abbott accepted a rare unanimous recommendation from the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to

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