Texas is planning to carry out the first of its four scheduled June executions on Wednesday June 1 when Gayland Bradford is scheduled for execution. Bradford lost an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court last week. If the execution is not stayed, Bradford will be the fourth person executed in Texas in 2011 and the 468th person executed in Texas since 1982. He will be the 229th person executed in Texas since Rick Perry became governor.
To express your opposition to Gayland Bradford’s execution and to state your opinion on the Texas death penalty, call Governor Rick Perry at 512-463-2000.
Rick Perry is considering running for president of the United States. Perry’s death penalty enthusiasm will probably be a liability for him in many parts of the country where the governor is expected to exercise his executive powers in a more responsible manner than Perry did in the case of Todd Willingham.
Bradford was scheduled to be executed on October 14, 2010, but he received a stay of execution. Bradford was convicted of the shooting death of 29-year-old Brian Williams during a robbery of a food store in Dallas.
June Executions Scheduled in Texas
On June 1, Gayland Bradford is scheduled for execution.
On June 15, John Balentine is scheduled for execution.
On June 16, Taylor Lee is scheduled for execution.
On June 21, Milton Mathis is scheduled for execution.