Monday 14th March, 2011
7:00pm to 8:15pm
Panel discussion with Sam Millsap and Judge Charlie Baird. Mr Millsap is a former Bexar County District Attorney in San Antonio. Mr Millsap prosecuted Ruben Cantu who was executed by the State of Texas in 1993 for murder, but Mr Millsap now believes that Cantu may have been innocent. Judge Charlie Baird retired from the 299th District Court of Travis County on December 31, 2010. Previously, Judge Baird served on the Court of Criminal Appeals, Texas' highest criminal appellate court, from 1990 through 1998. Judge Baird handled many appeals as a judge on the CCA. In 2010, Judge Baird heard testimony by attorneys for the family of Todd Willingham who were seeking a ruling on whether Willingham was wrongfully convicted. The hearing was stopped by a higher court decision and Judge Baird was not allowed to issue a decision.
Former District Attorney of Bexar County (San Antonio)
Former judge on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
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