Entries tagged with “Tracy Beatty

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Apr 27, 2020

Texas Court Issues Nation’s Seventh Coronavirus Stay of Execution

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has stayed the May 6, 2020 exe­cu­tion of Edward Busby (pic­tured) for six­ty days. Busby’s was the nation’s sev­enth exe­cu­tion post­poned in the United States because of the coro­n­avirus and the sixth in Texas.

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Nov 09, 2022

Texas Executes Mentally Ill Man After Denying Him Access to Mental Health Testing

Texas exe­cut­ed Tracy Beatty (pic­tured) on November 9, 2022, after the United States Supreme Court declined to review his chal­lenge to the Texas Department of Criminal Justices refusal to unhand­cuff the men­tal­ly ill and brain dam­aged death-row pris­on­er so that defense men­tal health experts could con­duct men­tal health test­ing his lawyers argued was nec­es­sary in seek­ing clemen­cy and in attempt­ing to demon­strate his men­tal incompetency.