Entries tagged with “Quintin Jones


May 24, 2021

Citing Inexperience’ and Miscommunication,’ Texas Conducts Execution Without Media Witnesses

In a fail­ure of trans­paren­cy one leg­isla­tive leader described as unfath­omable,” the State of Texas put Quintin Jones (pic­tured) to death on May 19, 2021 with­out any media wit­ness­es present to observe the exe­cu­tion. It was the first time in the 571 exe­cu­tions con­duct­ed by Texas since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld its death penal­ty statute in 1976 that no media wit­ness­es were present.

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May 18, 2021

Victim’s Family Seeks Clemency for Quintin Jones, Facing May 19 Execution in Texas

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has vot­ed to deny clemen­cy to Quintin Jones (pic­tured, right), dis­re­gard­ing the request by the fam­i­ly of Berthena Bryant, whom Jones killed in 1999, ask­ing Texas Governor Greg Abbott to com­mute his sen­tence to life in prison. The board­’s vote on May 18, 2021 comes one day before Jones is sched­uled to be executed.