Texas needs to reform its ‘law of parties, which allows death penalty for people who haven’t killed anyone
Editorial Board, Dallas Morning News, February 9, 2017
Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune, February 1, 2017
Patrick Strickland, Al Jazeera, September 5, 2016
Bonnie Arnold, Hill Country Community Journal, August 30, 2016
Jordan Smith, The Intercept August 25, 2016
Hannah Davis, WFAA, August 24, 2016
Mark Berman, The Washington Post, August 23, 2016
Fannie Rascle, Le Parisien, August 22, 2016
NY Daily News, August 19, 2016
Video with statements by State Rep Jeff Leach by CBSDFW
by By Jeremy Stahl, Slate, Aug. 19, 2016
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by Erin Jones, KVUE, Aug. 19, 2016
by Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune, Aug. 19, 2016
Paul Weber, AP, in Austin American-Statesman, August 19, 2016
By Khushbu Shah and Polo Sandoval, CNN, August 19, 2016
by State Representative David Simpson
TribTalk, August 19, 2016
San Antonio Express-News Editorial Board, August 18, 2016
KVUE, Reported by Erin Jones, August 18, 2016
by The Editorial Board, The Dallas Morning News, August 18, 2016
by The Editorial Board, The New York Times, August 18, 2016
by Jolie McCullough, The Texas Tribune, August 17, 2016
Jordan Steiker, the Judge Robert M. Parker Chair in Law at the University of Texas School of Law and the director of the Capital Punishment Center, joins The Takeaway to discuss the details of Jeff Wood’s case, the history of the law that allowed his conviction, and the efforts underway to stay his execution.
WNYC, August 17, 2016
by Noah Feldman, Bloomberg View, August 17, 2016
by Maurice Chammah, The Marshall Project, August 14, 2016
by Editorial Board, The Washington Post, August 14, 2016
by Jean-Cosme Delaloye, La Tribune de Genève, August 14, 2016
Houston Chronicle by Kristine Guerra, The Washington Post Updated 1:47 pm, Friday, August 12, 2016
Jeffery Wood on track to be the ‘least culpable person executed in the modern era of death penalty’
by Andrea Germanos, Common Dream staff writer, August 13, 2016
Daily Mail, August 13, 2016
by Danielle DeCourcey ATTN:, August 12, 2016
by Kristine Guerra, The Washington Post, August 12, 2016
The Washington Post Video, August 11, 2016.
by Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune, Aug. 11, 2016
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Editorial: Who is Texas executing now? A man with no direct involvement in the murder for which he’ll be put to death
by The Times Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times, August 5, 2016
Why is Texas Executing a Man Who Didn’t Kill Anyone?
Texas Standard, August 3, 2016
Jeff Wood was in the car when an acquaintance shot his friend, who was working as a gas station clerk in Kerrville. Now he’s on death row, sentenced under Texas’ “law of parties.”
Texasarkana Gazette, Editorial, August 3, 2016
Texas man soon to be executed never killed anybody (VIDEO)
OP-ED: JEFFREY WOOD WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH UNDER THE TEXAS LAW OF PARTIES. BUT SHOULD SOMEONE WHO DIDN’T PULL THE TRIGGER BE EXECUTED?
Rally Questions Death Penalty for Texas Man Who Didn’t Pull Trigger, Texas Tribune, July 23, 2016
|The articles below are from 2008, when Jeff Wood received a stay of execution.
Federal Judge, Chastising the Texas Courts, Orders a Stay of Executionby James C. McKinley Jr, New York Times, August 21, 2008
Court Stays Execution of Man Who Did Not Kill by Scott Michels, ABC News, August 21, 2008
Texas Death Row Prisoner Faces Execution Tonight for Murder He Didn’t CommitDemocracy Now!, August 21, 2008 (Amy Goodman interviews Liliana Segura of CEDP, Kristin Wood, and Jeff’s parents Danny and Mitzie Wood)
Unusal Group Rallies Around Texas Death Row Inmate Jeff Wood by Diane Jennings, Dallas Morning News, August 15, 2008
Defense Lawyers Try to Halt Execution by Jordan Smith, Austin Chronicle, August 15, 2008
Death and Texas: Governor Rick Perry and his state’s flawed judicial system are now executing convicts for crimes they did not commit
Texas Man Who Didn’t Kill May Be Executed Jeff Wood Didn’t Kill Kris Keeran, but He Is Set to Be Executed for Keeran’s Death
Save Jeff Wood, The Nation, Peter Rothberg, June 30, 2008.
Last August, Perry commuted a death sentence to life in prison for inmate Kenneth Foster Jr., also convicted under the law of parties statute.
“Jeff’s case is so much like Kenneth’s case; it is like a mirror image,” Lawrence Foster, grandfather of Kenneth Foster Jr., wrote in a statement read at the rally. “I remember thinking last summer that Texas had already executed the killer and yet they wanted Kenneth. It is the same for Jeff.”
The victim’s father, Charles Keeran, also would like to see Wood live.
“The death penalty, to me, is the easy way out,” he said. “If you had to be down there and get up every morning, as hot and humid as it is, knowing that you are going to spend the rest of your life locked up under those conditions, that’s punishment. That’s what I think my son would want for him.”
Those Who Are About to Die by Jordan Smith of the Austin Chronicle, July 21, 2008. “Wood did not fire the fatal shot and did not participate in the robbery that preceded the Jan. 2, 1996, murder. Nonetheless, Wood was sentenced to die, based on the state’s “law of parties,” also known as the “conspirator liability” statute.”
Hundreds Write Governor Perry Urging Clemency for Jeff Wood by Texas Moratorium Network