D.A.s Are Asking Biden to End the Death Penalty. But Some Are Still Wielding It Themselves

By Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg Apr 05, 2021 Prosecutors who have championed criminal justice reforms are still seeking death sentences, opposing appeals, and, in some cases, have even petitioned for execution dates. On the morning of Jan. 29, 1998, Jill Barganier saw two men outside the home of her neighbor, Elizabeth Black, in Farmers Branch, Texas, according … Continue reading “D.A.s Are Asking Biden to End the Death Penalty. But Some Are Still Wielding It Themselves”

Pleading to oppose the request for the execution date

Filed on April 6th, 2021 CHARLES DON FLORES’S RESPONSE IN OPPOSITION TO THE STATE’S LATEST MOTION TO SET EXECUTION DATE On Good Friday, April 2, 2021, the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office elected to file, on the State’s behalf, a Renewed Motion to Set Execution Date (Latest Execution Motion). In light of the circumstances, the … Continue reading “Pleading to oppose the request for the execution date”

2nd Subsequent Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus

Filed on February 3rd, 2021 Applicant Charles Don Flores is currently confined on death row in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Polunsky Unit in Livingston, Texas. His wrongful conviction was obtained in a trial plagued by police and prosecutorial misconduct and where his insistence on his innocence was overridden by trial counsel in closing … Continue reading “2nd Subsequent Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus”

Petition For a Writ of Certiorari to The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

In Rock v. Arkansas, 483 U.S. 44 (1987), this Court found that, although “hypnotically refreshed” testimony was “controversial,” the dangers associated with it could be reduced by “procedural safeguards” that this Court left to the states to adopt. Contemporary scientific understanding of human memory and of the inherently intrusive nature of hypnosis has established that … Continue reading “Petition For a Writ of Certiorari to The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals”

The Flores case shows how our criminal justice system mishandles eyewitness testimony

By John Wixted and Patricia A. Riley 1:30 AM on Sep 19, 2020 CDT Eyewitness testimony is reliable, but only under specific circumstances Charles Don Flores is on death row in Texas, where he was convicted as an accomplice to a murder committed in 1998. If the U.S. Supreme Court does not intervene, his execution … Continue reading “The Flores case shows how our criminal justice system mishandles eyewitness testimony”

Convictions based on the pseudoscience of hypnosis allow for the miscarriage of justice

By John Wixted and Patricia A. Riley 1:30 AM on Sep 19, 2020 CDT The Flores case is an example of using “junk” science for a murder conviction. Since the inception of criminal investigations, the techniques and procedures used in these inquests have been plagued by pseudoscientific claims. From spectral evidence allowed at the Salem … Continue reading “Convictions based on the pseudoscience of hypnosis allow for the miscarriage of justice”

[Video] Texas Police Hypnotize Crime Victims

WATCH: Texas police are hypnotizing crime victims and using the ‘evidence’ to imprison people. By NowThis. To learn more about police hypnosis in Texas, visit https://go.nowth.is/33evhWI

Hypnosis helped put this Texan on death row, his lawyers say. The Supreme Court could soon decide his fate

By Lauren McGaughy 3:37 PM on Sep 9, 2020 UTC−5 Texas law enforcement use hypnosis to investigate dozens of crimes a year. The outcome of a Dallas case could change this controversial practice — and determine the fate of a man on death row. The witness remembered the Volkswagen Beetle, its psychedelic flames visible in … Continue reading “Hypnosis helped put this Texan on death row, his lawyers say. The Supreme Court could soon decide his fate”

Texas CCA Request to Review Hypnosis Video

January 22nd,  2020 The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA)of Texas is reviewing key evidence relevant to the appeal and is requesting to see the hypnosis video: Download CCA order in PDF  

Motion to File and Set for Briefing and Request for Oral Argument

Download motion filed on December 10, 2018 Download supplement to motion filed on April 04, 2019