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Monday, April 18, 2011

"48 Hours Mystery" to Broadcast Episode about Anthony Graves, Saturday, April 23

Next Saturday, April 23, the story of Anthony Graves will be told on "48 Hours Mystery in an episode entitled "Grave Injustice", at 10 PM Eastern and Pacific, 9 PM Central Time. The full program will also be viewable online after it airs. 


Anthony Graves is an innocent man who was exonerated and released on October 27, 2010 after spending 18 years incarcerated for murders that he did not commit. He is still seeking compensation from the State of Texas but so far he has been denied compensation. Last November, Texas Moratorium Network raised and donated more than $3,000 to Anthony to help him after his release (Watch video). 

We plan to urge members of the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee to watch the program on Anthony Graves next Saturday. After they learn more about Anthony's tragic case of wrongful conviction and near execution, perhaps they will be moved enough by Anthony's story to approve HB 1641, a bill that would create a death penalty study commission and enact a moratorium on executions. 




"48 Hours Mystery" preview: Grave Injustice

April 16, 2011 7:00 PM
Convicted of murder and sentenced to death... 16 years later, students help set him free. Richard Schlesinger reports Saturday, April 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7362998n#ixzz1Jr1AnvCR

Call the members of the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee and urge them to vote in favor of HB 1641, which would enact a moratorium on executions and create a death penalty study commission. 

Chair: Pete Gallego (Democrat, District 74 - Alpine)   (512) 463-0566  
Email form  http://tinyurl.com/petegallego

Vice Chair: Will Hartnett (Republican, District 114 - Dallas)  (512) 463-0576  
Email form  http://tinyurl.com/willhartnett

Jose Aliseda (Republican, District 35 - Beeville)   (512) 463-0645   
Email form   http://tinyurl.com/josealiseda

Cindy Burkett (Republican, District101 – Mesquite)  (512) 463-0464  
Email form  http://tinyurl.com/cindyburkett

Stefani Carter (Republican,District 102 – Dallas)   (512) 463-0454  
Email form  http://tinyurl.com/stefanicarter

Wayne Christian (Republican,District 9 – Center)  (512) 463-0556  
Email form  http://tinyurl.com/waynechristian

Yvonne Davis (Democrat, District 111 – Dallas)   (512) 463-0598  
Email form  http://tinyurl.com/yvonnedavis

Eddie Rodriguez (Democrat, District 51 - Austin)   (512) 463-0674   
Email form  http://tinyurl.com/repeddierodriguez

Bill Zedler (Republican,District 96 – Arlington)   (512) 463-0374   
Email form  http://tinyurl.com/billzedler

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