Kurt Rosenberg would like you to know that Witness to Innocence's Friday news conference should be available for viewing at: http://www.house.state.tx.us/media/welcome.php
It will be the Live Stream from the Speaker's Committee Room. The news conference is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Central Daylight Time. Real Player is required for viewing the webcast.
EXONERATED EX-DEATH ROW PRISONERS CALL FOR EXAMINATION OF TEXAS DEATH PENALTY SYSTEM
Two dozen exonerated ex-death row prisoners from across the country will hold a news conference to call for the establishment of a statewide commission on wrongful convictions while a moratorium is imposed on executions in Texas.
WHEN: 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 31, 2008
WHERE: Speaker's Committee Room. Room 2W.6 Texas State Capitol
DETAILS: The 24 men are members of Witness to Innocence, a national organization composed of exonerated former death row prisoners and their loved ones. They spent a combined total of nearly 200 years on death row for crimes they did not commit. They will be joined by State Rep. Elliott Naishtat and former Bexar County District Attorney Sam Millsap. Naishtat (D-Austin) is a longtime supporter of a moratorium on executions, while Millsap has become an outspoken critic of the death penalty since the 1993 execution of Ruben Cantu, who many believe was innocent.