- Alan L. Matheney
Schizophreniform Disorder and Paranoid Personality Disorder with Psychotic Delusions
Executed on 28 September, 2005
- Bill Benefiel
Mental Illness: Schizotypal Personality Disorder
Executed on April 21, 2005
- Kelsey Patterson
Mental Illness - Paranoid Schizophrenia
Executed on May 18 2004
- James Brown
Gwinnett County, Georgia
Executed November 4, 2003
- James Blake Colburn
Montgomery County, Texas
Executed on March 26, 2003
- Case Summary
- March 25, 2003 - Two courts will not stop Colburn's execution.
- March 24, 2003 - The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles denied Colburn's clemency appeal. The vote was 16-1 with one abstention.
- Amnesty International' s Urgent
Action on Colburn
- February 14, 2003 - Texas has set an execution date for March 26, 2003.
- January 21, 2003 - The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Colburn's appeal.
- November 7, 2002 - The Supreme Court has not lifted the stay. Colburn's motions are due December 9, Texas' responses are due December 30.
- November 6, 2002 - U.S. Supreme Court grants a temporary stay of execution.
- November 6, 2002 - San Antonio Express News editorial calls for the Texas legislature to end the execution of the mentally ill.
- November 6, 2002 - Houston Chronicle editorial calls for sparing the mentally
- November 5, 2002 - U.S. Supreme Court denies a stay of execution 7-2.
- November 5, 2002 - L.A. Times editorials asks for a stay.
- November 5, 2002 - Houston Chronicle article details the case for a
stay of execution.
- November 5, 2002 - Dallas Morning News editorial calls for Supreme
- November 4, 2002 - New York Times article examines James Colburn's
- Letters asking for clemency on behalf of James Colburn.
- Texas and Capital Punishment
- Alexander Williams
Execution Date: Sentence Commuted to Life Without the Possibility of Parole.
- Case Summary
- November 26, 2002 - Alexander Williams apparently committed suicide in his cell.
- February 25, 2002 - Granted clemency by the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole. His sentence was commuted to Life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
- February 20, 2002 - Georgia Board of Pardon and Paroles grants a five day stay of execution.