A History of the Death Penalty

Texas Death Penalty Cases

The First Death Penalty Case The first death penalty to take place happened in 1608 in Jamestown, Virginia. The recipient of this punishment was Captain George Kendall who was executed for being a spy for Spain. Punishment by death was common in Europe at the time. Several executions took place in the various colonies in … Read moreA History of the Death Penalty

Causation Must Be On The Record for Restitution in DWI Cases

Fort Worth Driving While Intoxicated

Last week, the Court of Criminal Appeals handed down a decision that changes how restitution is ordered on intoxication offenses. In Hanna v. State, the Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that restitution can be ordered in driving while intoxicated cases, laying out a two-fold requirement: the record must reflect the defendant caused the loss and the … Read moreCausation Must Be On The Record for Restitution in DWI Cases

Death Penalty in Texas: Hernandez-Llanas’ Execution Set Today

Death Penalty in Texas

Texas intends to execute Mexican National Ramiro Hernandez-Llanas, for murder and rape, tonight at 6 pm. Hernandez is a Mexican citizen who was convicted of beating a man to death and repeatedly raping his wife at knife point. The execution will take place in Huntsville. If the execution goes as scheduled, Hernandez would be the … Read moreDeath Penalty in Texas: Hernandez-Llanas’ Execution Set Today