Kent Whitaker, center, reacts to the his lawyer Keith Hampton, right, reading an email from the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles which voted unanimously to recommend clemency for death row inmate Thomas Whitaker, Kent's son who was found guilty of setting up an ambush that killed his mother and brother in 2003. At left is Kent's wife Tanya, whom he married later. Despite the crime, his father had waged a desperate campaign to spare his life before Thursday's scheduled execution.
Kent Whitaker, center, reacts to the his lawyer Keith Hampton, right, reading an email from the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles which voted unanimously to recommend clemency for death row inmate Thomas Whitaker, Kent's son who was found guilty of setting up an ambush that killed his mother and brother in 2003. At left is Kent's wife Tanya, whom he married later. Despite the crime, his father had waged a desperate campaign to spare his life before Thursday's scheduled execution. Ralph Barrera AP
Kent Whitaker, center, reacts to the his lawyer Keith Hampton, right, reading an email from the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles which voted unanimously to recommend clemency for death row inmate Thomas Whitaker, Kent's son who was found guilty of setting up an ambush that killed his mother and brother in 2003. At left is Kent's wife Tanya, whom he married later. Despite the crime, his father had waged a desperate campaign to spare his life before Thursday's scheduled execution. Ralph Barrera AP

Thomas Whitaker's clemency and other letters

March 01, 2018 02:57 PM