Judge Sharon Keller Trial

Timeline created by jamesforreal
  • #5 - 8:30 p.m. Appeal not filed

    #5 - 8:30 p.m. Appeal not filed
    Appeal is not filed in time and Michael Richard is put to death by lethal injection.
  • #4 - 5:00 p.m. Clerk's office closes

    The court office closes. David Dow, Richard's attorney takes no further action on appeal and later testifies that he felt he had no further options. Court rules indicate that after-hours pleadings can be filed with a court member.
  • #3 - 4:45 p.m. Marty dials Keller

    #3 - 4:45 p.m. Marty dials Keller
    Ed Marty calls judge Sharon Keller to put through extended filing hours request for Richard's appeal. Keller denies request.
  • #2 - 4:30 p.m. Additional hours request

    Richard's lawyers call the General counsel of the Criminal Court of Appeals, Ed Marty, to ask for extended hours to file an appeal.
  • #1 - Early Morning: Supreme Court accepts case on executions

    U.S. Supreme Court agrees to consider a challenge to the legality of the drug cocktail used in Kentucky executions. Texas uses a similar drug combination.
  • #6 - Rep. Lon Burnam files for Keller's Impeachment

    #6 - Rep. Lon Burnam files for Keller's Impeachment
    Burnam introduces a bill in the Texas House for Keller's impeachment. The bill is left pending in a committee when legislative session ends.
  • #7 - Keller charged with misconduct

    The State Commission on Judical Conduct formally charges Keller with misconduct.
  • #8 - Keller Trial begins in San Antonio

    #8 - Keller Trial begins in San Antonio