Marking the 20th anniversary of the book Dead Man Walking, Sister Helen Prejean will speak and sign books to raise money for Cathy Henderson, who is being retried for a 1994 Austin murder. Henderson spent almost two decades on death row in Texas in the death of 3-month-old Brandon Baugh, whom she was babysitting. She maintained the baby’s death was an accident, but the Travis County medical examiner testified that the child’s injuries could not possibly have been caused accidentally. When that doctor changed his mind after learning new forensic information and testified that he believed the death was an accident, her conviction was vacated.
The event is free, with donations accepted for the Henderson defense fund. For more information, contact Galia Harrington, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Quaker Meetinghouse, 3701 E. MLK Blvd., Austin