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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

I. Case Files, 1982-1997

II. Correspondence, 1992-1997

III. Publicity of Ricardo Aldape Guerra Case, 1992-1997

IV. Audiovisual Materials, 1982-1998

The Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Scott J. Atlas Collection of Legal Materials on the Ricardo Aldape Guerra Case, 1982-2005



Descriptive Summary

Creator Atlas, Scott J.
Title Scott J. Atlas Collection of Legal Materials on Ricardo Aldape Guerra Case
Dates: 1982-2005
Abstract The collection contains lawyer Scott J. Atlas' digitized case files and audiovisual materials related to his work with Ricardo Aldape Guerra, a Mexican national wrongfully held on Texas Death Row for fifteen years before being exonerated in 1997.
Accession No. 2011-01
OCLC Record No.
Extent 4 boxes of audiovisual materials, 75 pdf documents
Language English, Spanish, Italian
Repository UT Libraries Human Rights Documentation Initiative, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Houston-based commercial litigation lawyer, Scott J. Atlas, collected the materials that comprise this collection through his pro bono work as a defense attorney for the capital murder trial of Ricardo Aldape Guerra. As then head of the pro bono committee at Vinson & Elkins law firm, he was approached by the Mexican Consulate to represent Guerra, a Mexican national on Texas Death Row. The Mexican Consulate contacted Atlas shortly before Guerra was scheduled to be executed on May 12, 1992. Despite him or his firm not specializing in criminal practice, Atlas decided to accept the case after reviewing the case files and finding patterns of police and prosecutorial misconduct. He proceeded to work on Guerra’s case until its successful conclusion in 1997. Atlas' numerous awards for both his pro bono work as well as his work in commercial litigation include the Distinguished Alumnus for Community Service from the UT School of Law Alumni Association, the Lola Wright Foundation Award for public service and legal ethics, and repeated listings in The Best Lawyers in America and Texas Monthly’s Top 100 Houston Region Attorneys.

The Ricardo Aldape Guerra case garnered international attention and support for the wrongful conviction, fifteen year imprisonment, death sentence and eventual release of an undocumented immigrant. Ricardo Aldape Guerra was born and raised in Colonia Moderna, just outside of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Like many poor and working-class laborers in Mexico, Guerra migrated to the United States to earn higher wages. In May 1982, twenty-year-old Guerra crossed the U.S.-Mexico border and found work in Houston, Texas within a few days. Two months later, Guerra was arrested and indicted for the capital murder of Houston police officer J.D. Harris, despite all physical evidence pointing to Roberto Carrasco Flores as the one who shot and killed Officer Harris. Flores died in a shootout with police on the night of the crime.

With no physical evidence implicating Guerra for the murder of officer Harris, Harris County prosecutors appealed to heightened anti-Mexican immigrant hostility in Houston by repeatedly emphasizing Guerra's undocumented immigration status to the jury in order to help secure his conviction and death sentence. Prosecutors told several jurors that they could consider Guerra’s undocumented immigration status when deciding whether or not he posed a future threat to society. Capital punishment procedure in 1982 required that jurors answer two "special questions" in the affirmative in order for a defendant to automatically receive the death penalty. The first question was whether or not the conduct of the defendant that resulted in the death of the victim was deliberate. The second question was whether or not there was a probability that the defendant would commit criminal acts that would constitute a continuing threat to society [1].

Harris County prosecutors also sought to bolster in-court witness identification by commissioning the production of two lifelike wax mannequins of Guerra and Flores. The prosecutors displayed the mannequins prominently in the courtroom throughout the entire trial, despite Guerra's attorneys' objections that the mannequins would "inflame the minds of the jurors" [2]. In the motion for a new trial filed on behalf of Guerra, one juror from the 1982 trial submitted an affidavit to the court explaining her nightmares about the mannequins; "[T]he blood-stained one...was like a dead man staring back at me," she wrote [3]. Scott J. Atlas would later argue that "[t]he State used the mannequins to remind the jury constantly that Carrasco, who died a violent death, and Guerra were two of a kind: both Mexican, both violent, both to be feared." [4]

In October 1982, less than three months after the murder of officer Harris, the jury found Aldape Guerra guilty of capital murder and sentenced him to die by lethal injection (The State of Texas vs. Ricardo Aldape Guerra, No. 359,805). Asked by the judge if he had anything to say, Aldape Guerra replied "Yo no soy culpable" (I am not guilty). Aldape Guerra had maintained his innocence throughout his entire trial and incarceration period. Outside of the Harris County Court, the Ku Klux Klan demonstrated with signs that read: "Houston will not tolerate illegal alien crimes."

Guerra’s wrongful conviction and death sentence immediately mobilized Chicana/o and Mexican communities in the United States and Mexico. In Mexico, there were several protests and demonstrations against Aldape Guerra's conviction and death sentence, most notably in Tierra y Libertad, a popular colonia in the northern section of Monterrey. In Houston, Guerra's supporters organized protests, rallies, and marches, demanding his immediate release. One week after Guerra was sentenced to death, the Houston Chronicle reported that, "about 300 Hispanics staged a protest outside a Harris County jail where Guerra is being held" [5]. Protesters also converged on the Brownsville-Matamoros Bridge and, in a symbolic gesture of resistance, briefly disrupted the transnational flow of goods and people between the United States and Mexico.

Guerra's conviction and death sentence occurred during a period of heightened racial tensions between the Houston Police Department (HPD) and Black and Chicano/a communities in Houston, especially after the police riots at Texas Southern University (TSU) in 1967; the police assassination of Black Panther Carl Bernard Hampton in 1971; and the police beating and drowning of Vietnam veteran Jose Campos Torres in 1977. As Dwight Watson writes, "The evolutionary changes of the prospering city were on a collision course with the HPD's role as...the patron saint of Jim Crow practices" [6]. On a national level, Aldape Guerra’s case coincided with extreme anti-Mexican immigrant hostility that resurged across the United States in the 1970s. Just three days before jury selection started for Aldape Guerra’s trial, the Houston Post quoted an interview in which Clare Booth Luce, former U.S. Ambassador to Italy and widow of the founder of Time and Life magazines, warned that "[i]nvading aliens posed a greater threat than the atomic bomb" [7].

In 1988, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed Guerra's conviction and death sentence (Guerra v. State , 771 S.W.2d 453). The following year, in 1989, the U.S. Supreme Court denied Guerra's petition for a writ of certiorari (Guerra v. Texas, 492 U.S. 925, 109 S.Ct. 3260, 106 L.Ed.2d 606). In 1992, a few months before Aldape Guerra’s scheduled execution, Sandra Babcock (an attorney with the now defunct Texas Resource Center) began work on Guerra’s case. Babcock quickly realized that Guerra's appellate case needed the human and financial resources of a large law firm. Following the recommendation of former Texas Governor Mark White, Babcock and representatives from the Consulate General of Mexico in Houston asked Scott Atlas, a commercial litigation attorney for Vinson & Elkins, to take over Guerra’s appellate case. Atlas had gained the respect of Governor White and other attorneys in the United States because of his work on Rummel v. Estelle (1980), a Supreme Court case that challenged the constitutionality of Texas’ three strikes law.

Atlas and his team of investigators and attorneys uncovered additional evidence of police and prosecutorial misconduct, including intimidation of witnesses; manipulation several witness statements by omitting information that exonerated Guerra or by inserting information that implicated him; and withholding exonerating evidence from Guerra's defense attorneys. In September 1992, Atlas filed an amended application for habeas relief in state trial court (Ex Parte Guerra, No. 359805-A) that significantly expanded the findings and arguments of Babcock's initial application. However, Judge Woody Densen unexpectedly rejected the prosecutors' request to postpone the hearing and recommended a denial of relief for Guerra without conducting an evidentiary hearing. The application for writ of habeas corpus was automatically forwarded to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals where, in a one-page per curium opinion, the court denied Guerra’s right to an evidentiary hearing and denied habeas relief for him (Ex Parte Guerra, No. 24,021-01).

With Guerra's appeals exhausted at the state level, Atlas filed an application for writ of habeas corpus in the United States District Court for the Southern District In February 1993. Judge Kenneth Hoyt ordered an evidentiary hearing for November of that year. Atlas sought to prove to the federal court that Guerra was denied a fair and impartial trial because of police and prosecutor intimidation of witnesses before the trial; improper identification procedures; the prosecutors’ failure to disclose exculpatory evidence; the prosecutors' use of evidence and arguments to the jury that the prosecutors' knew to be false; and, finally, the cumulative effect of prosecutorial error [8].

One year later, in November 1994, Judge Hoyt concluded that Guerra's right to due process had been violated because of police and prosecutorial misconduct and entered an order granting relief to Guerra (Guerra v. Collins, 916 F.Supp. 620). In the conclusion to his issued opinion, Judge Hoyt wrote:

"The police officers' and the prosecutors' actions described in these findings were intentional, were done in bad faith, and are outrageous. These men and women, sworn to uphold the law, abandoned their charge and became merchants of chaos...Their misconduct was designed and calculated to obtain a conviction and another 'notch in their guns' despite the overwhelming evidence that Carrasco was the killer and the lack of evidence pointing to Guerra [9]."

The United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Judge Hoyt’s order (Guerra v. L Johnson, 90 F.3d 1075) and sent the Guerra's case back to the 248th District Court in Harris County, Texas. After a second evidentiary at state trial court, Judge Frank Maloney issued an opinion that incorporated verbatim Judge Hoyt’s opinion of police and prosecutorial misconduct. Judge Maloney also granted Atlas' request to prohibit Harris County prosecutors from using information in a future trial that Atlas had demonstrated was false, coerced, or manipulated by police and prosecutors (The State of Texas vs. Ricardo Aldape Guerra, No. 359, 805). Within days, the Harris County District Attorneys dropped all charges against Guerra and ordered his release.

Guerra lived on Texas' death row for fifteen years, coming twice within hours of execution, until the state released and deported him back to Mexico in 1997. He returned to Mexico a national hero for overcoming what many Mexicans thought to be an unjust Texas legal system intent on punishing undocumented Mexican immigrants. Thousands of Mexicans gathered at the airport to wait for Aldape Guerra’s plane to arrive in Monterrey. "Ricardo was not ready for the emotional reaction he received from his countrymen," Atlas later recalled. "He was unprepared for the mass of humanity reaching out to touch him as if he could heal them" [10].

Only three months after his release from death row, Aldape Guerra died in a car accident on his way home from filming a telenovela based on his life on Texas' death row. He was thirty-five years old.

References

  • [1] 1 Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Article 37.071 § 2.2.b.1 (1991).
  • [2] Flood, Mary, "Life-size dummies add vivid twist to murder trial/" Houston Post, October 5, 1982.
  • [3] Bernstein, Alan, "New trial for Guerra rejected after juror has change of mind," Houston Chronicle, October 26, 1982.
  • [4] Ex Parte Ricardo Aldape Guerra, Cause No. 734921 in the 248th Judicial Court of Harris County, Texas, "Reply to Respondent's Original Answer for Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus," 88.
  • [5] Houston Chronicle, October 23, 1982.
  • [6] Watson, Dwight, Race and the Houston police department, 1930-1990: a change did come," (College Station, TX: Texas A & M University Press, 2005), 66.
  • [7] Houston Post, August 28, 1982.
  • [8] Federal habeas pleadings, 5th Circuit, volume 2, page 4, Scott J. Atlas Collection of Legal Materials on the Ricardo Aldape Guerra case, Human Rights Documentation Initiative, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.
  • [9] Federal habeas pleadings, 5th Circuit, volume 2, pages 278, 288, Scott J. Atlas Collection of Legal Materials on the Ricardo Aldape Guerra case, Human Rights Documentation Initiative, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.
  • [10] Atlas, Scott J., "Free Aldape: The Saga of an Extraordinary Death Case," Litigation, 28 (2002): 32.

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Legal History for the Ricardo Aldape Guerra Case

1982 July 13 Houston Police Officer J.D. Harris is shot and killed by Roberto Carrasco Flores. Flores is shot and killed by police. Ricardo Aldape Guerra is arrested for the crime.
1982 October 4 The State of Texas v. Ricardo Aldape Guerra (cause no. 359,805) commences in the 248th Judicial District, Harris County.
1982 October 12 Guerra found guilty of capital murder.
1982 October 14 Guerra sentenced to death by lethal injection.
1982 October 26 Guerra's Motion for New Trial denied by trial court.
1988 Texas Court of Criminal Appeals affirms Guerra's death sentence (Guerra v. State, 771 S.W.2d 453, Tex. Crim. App. 1988)
1989 The U.S. Supreme Court denies Guerra's appeal to hear his case ( Guerra v. Texas, 492 U.S. 925, 109 S. Ct. 3260, 106 L. Ed. 2d 606. 1989)
1992 May 11 One day before Guerra's scheduled execution, an appeals judge grants Guerra's attorney (Sandra Babcock) more time to prepare a writ of habeas corpus and moves Guerra's execution date to September 24, 1992.
1992 September 16 Guerra's attorneys (now led by Scott J. Atlas) file an amended application for habeas relief that significantly expands the findings and arguments of Babcock's initial application (Ex Parte Guerra, cause no. 359805-A, 248th Judicial District, Harris County, 1992).
1992 September 16 Guerra's attorneys (now led by Scott J. Atlas) file an amended application for habeas relief that significantly expands the findings and arguments of Babcock's initial application (Ex Parte Guerra, cause no. 359805-A, 248th Judicial District, Harris County, 1992).
1993 January Judge Woody Densen denies Guerra's application for habeas relief without conducting an evidentiary hearing. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals denies Guerra’s right to an evidentiary hearing and denies his application for habeas relief (Ex Parte Guerra, cause no. 24,021-01, Tex. Crim. App. 1993).
1993 February With Guerra's appeals exhausted at the state level, Atlas files an application for writ of habeas corpus in the United States District Court for the Southern District.
1995 November Finding overwhelming evidence of police and prosecutorial misconduct before and during Guerra’s 1982 capital murder trial, Judge Hoyt orders that Guerra must be retried within 30 days or released from death row (Guerra v. Collins, 916 F. Supp. 620, S.D. Texas, 1995).
1996 The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously affirms Judge Hoyt's ruling that Guerra's right to due process was violated due to police and prosecutorial misconduct (Guerra v. Johnson, 90 F.3d 1075, 5th Cir. 1996).
1997 April After Harris County prosecutors argued that Judge Hoyt did not allow the state to present several police officers as eyewitnesses, District Judge Werner Voigt grants the state a new hearing. He appoints retired Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Frank Maloney to conduct it. Judge Maloney’s issued opinion incorporates verbatim Judge Hoyt’s opinion about police and prosecutorial misconduct in Guerra’s case (The State of Texas v. Ricardo Aldape Guerra, cause no. 359, 805, 248th Judicial District, Harris County, 1997). Within days of Judge Maloney’s opinion, the Harris County District Attorney’s office dropped all charges against Aldape Guerra. After being released from death row, Guerra immediately returns to Monterrey, Mexico.
1997 August Guerra dies in a car accident on his way to Monterrey from Mexico City.

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Scope and Contents Note

The Scott J. Atlas Collection of Legal Materials on the Ricardo Aldape Guerra Case consists of digitized copies of all Atlas' related case files as well as audiovisual recordings of press coverage of the Aldape case. The University of Texas Libraries digitized all the audiovisual materials which are available for viewing on DVD.

The collection is organized into four series. Series One,   Case Files, consists of Atlas' digitized files related to the Aldape case. The Case Files series is organized by the folder's volume number assigned by Scott Atlas; when no volume number is available, the files are in chronological order.

Series Two,   Correspondence, consists of digitized copies of Atlas' correspondence with the media, colleagues, and supporters. The majority of correspondence is on the release of Aldape with additional correspondence on his death. This series also contains a piece of correspondence from Pam Harris (widow of J.D. Harris) to Ricardo Aldape Guerra.

Series Three,   Publicity of Ricardo Aldape Guerra Case, consists of three sub-series. The first sub-series,   Press Clippings, contains press releases and news articles related to the Aldape case. The second sub-series,   Publications, manuscripts, screenplays, and songs, contains published and unpublished materials based on the Aldape case as well as related correspondence. The third sub-series,   Speeches, contains articles and speeches and related correspondence on the Aldape case by Scott Atlas.

Series Four,   Audiovisual Materials consist of three sub-series. The first sub-series,   VHS cassettes are recordings of press coverage of the Aldape case. The second sub-series,   DVDs are the reformatted copies of the VHS cassettes for access purposes. The recordings varies in length. The third sub-series,   Transcripts and notes for audiovisual materials, were prepared by Scott Atlas to accompany the audiovisual material.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

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Index Terms

The is classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Subjects (Persons)
Aldape Guerra, Ricardo
Subjects
Capital punishment--Texas
Aldape Guerra, Ricardo--Trials, litigation, etc.
Death penalty--Texas
Illegal aliens--Texas--Houston
Places
Harris County (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: [Name of document and page number, if applicable], Scott J. Atlas Collection of Legal Materials on the Ricardo Aldape Guerra Case, Human Rights Documentation Initiative, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin, [link to item, if applicable].

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Box and Folder Inventory

 

I. Case Files, 1982-1997

box folder
0 1 Trial transcript, pre-trial motions hearing, volume 1 [original filename: Aldape Trial Transcript V.1.pdf]; 1982 August;
26 pages
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2 Trial transcript, voir dire, volume 2 [original filename: Aldape Trial Transcript V.2.pdf]; 1982 August;
187 pages
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3 Trial transcript, voir dire, volume 3 [original filename: Aldape Trial Transcript V.3.pdf]; 1982 September;
252 pages
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4 Trial transcript, voir dire, volume 6 [original filename: Aldape Trial Transcript V.5.pdf]; 1982 September;
226 pages
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5 Trial transcript, voir dire, volume 7 [original filename: Aldape Trial Transcript V.7.pdf]; 1982 September;
242 pages
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6 Trial transcript, voir dire, volume 8 [original filename: Aldape Trial Transcript V.8.pdf]; 1982 September;
112 pages
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7 Trial transcript, voir dire, volume 9 [original filename: Aldape Trial Transcript V.9.pdf]; 1982 September;
162 pages
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8 Trial transcript, voir dire, volume 10 [original filename: Aldape Trial Transcript V.10.pdf]; 1982 September;
237 pages
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9 Trial transcript, voir dire, volume 11 [original filename: Aldape Trial Transcript V.11.pdf]; 1982 September;
208 pages
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10 Trial transcript, voir dire, volume 12 [original filename: Aldape Trial Transcript V.12.pdf]; 1982 September;
162 pages
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11 Trial transcript, voir dire, volume 13 [original filename: Aldape Trial Transcript V.13.pdf]; 1982 September;
305 pages
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12 Trial transcript, voir dire, volume 14 [original filename: Aldape Trial Transcript V.14.pdf]; 1982 September;
125 pages
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13 Trial transcript, voir dire, volume 15 [original filename: Aldape Trial Transcript V.15.pdf]; 1982 September;
252 pages
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14 Trial transcript, voir dire, volume 16 [original filename: Aldape Transcript V.16.pdf]; 1982 September;
74 pages
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15 Trial transcript, voir dire, volume 17 [original filename: Aldape Transcript V.17.pdf]; 1982 September;
256 pages
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16 Trial transcript, voir dire, volume 18 [original filename: Aldape Transcript V.18.pdf]; 1982 September;
311 pages
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17 Trial transcript, voir dire, volume 19 [original filename: Aldape Transcript V.19.pdf]; 1982 October;
139 pages
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18 Trial transcript, testimony, pages 1-155, volume 20 [original filename: Aldape Transcript V.20.pdf]; 1982 October;
171 pages
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19 Trial transcript, testimony, pages 156-347, volume 21 [original filename: Aldape Transcript V.21.pdf]; 1982 October;
192 pages
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20 Trial transcript, testimony, pages 348-615, volume 22 [original filename: Aldape Transcript V.22.pdf]; 1982 October;
279 pages
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21 Trial transcript, testimony, pages 616-771, volume 23 [original filename: Aldape Transcript V.23.pdf]; 1982 October;
164 pages
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22 Trial transcript, testimony, pages 772-892, volume 24 [original filename: Aldape Transcript V.24.pdf]; 1982 October;
126 pages
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23 Trial transcript, charge, argument, verdict, bill, pages 893-996, volume 25 [original filename: Aldape Trial Transcript 1082.pdf]; 1982 October;
110 pages
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24 Trial transcript, punishment hearing, pages 1-161, volume 26 [original filename: Aldape Trial 1082 Punishment.pdf]; 1982 October;
168 pages
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25 Trial transcript, punishment hearing, pages 162-209, volume 27 [original filename: Aldape Trial 1082 Punish Hrg..pdf]; 1982 October;
51 pages
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26 Trial transcript, motion for a new trial hearing, pages 1-7, volume 28 [original filename: Aldape Trial 1082 Motion.pdf]; 1982 October;
10 pages
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27 Trial transcript, exhibits index, volumes 1-28 [original filename: Aldape Trial Transcripts 1-28.pdf]; 1982 September-October;
63 pages
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28 Trial exhibits [original filename: Aldape Trial Exhibits.pdf]; 1982 September-October;
237 pages
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29 Trial testimony summary, Houston Police Department Interviews [original filename: Aldape 1082 Trial Testimony.pdf]; 1982 October;
180 pages
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30 Trial pleading, index, docket entries [original filename: Aldape Trial Pleadings.pdf]; 1982-1989;
37 pages
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31 Briefs and opinions, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals [original filename: Aldape Briefs Opinions.pdf]; 1984-1989;
127 pages
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32 Index and documents in United States Supreme Court [original filename: Aldape Index Docs.pdf]; 1988 January-October;
103 pages
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33 State habeas pleadings, volume 1 [original filename: Aldape State Habeas V1.pdf]; 1992 February-May;
369 pages
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34 State habeas pleadings, volume 2 [original filename: Aldape State Habeas V.2.pdf]; 1992 May-September;
187 pages
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35 State habeas pleadings, habeas petition, volume 3 [original filename: Aldape State Habeas V.3.pdf]; 1992 September;
596 pages
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36 State habeas pleadings, volume 4 [original filename: Aldape State Habeas Pleadings.pdf]; 1992 September-October;
96 pages
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37 State habeas pleadings, answer to habeas petition, volume 5 [original filename: Aldape State Habeas Plead V.5.pdf]; 1992 November;
195 pages
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38 State habeas pleadings, volume 6 [original filename: Aldape State Habeas Plead V.6.pdf]; 1992 December-1993 January;
222 pages
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39 Federal habeas pleadings, volume 7 [original filename: Aldape Fed Habeas Pleadings V 7.pdf]; 1993 February;
538 pages
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40 Federal habeas pleadings, volume 8 [original filename: Aldape Fed Habeas Pleadings V 8.pdf]; 1993 February-June;
269 pages
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41 Federal habeas pleadings, volume 9 [original filename: Aldape Fed Habeas Pleading V 9.pdf]; 1993 June-November;
285 pages
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42 Federal habeas pleadings, volume 10 [original filename: Aldape Fed Habeas Pleadings V10.pdf]; 1993 November-1994 December;
367 pages
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43 Pleadings, federal courts [original filename: Aldape Pleadings.pdf]; 1993 February-1996 August;
805 pages
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44 Federal habeas exhibits, Exhibit 3: October 1982 state trial exhibits [original filename: Aldape Fed Exs. Ex.3.pdf]; 1993 November;
402 pages
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44.1 Trial transcript, Federal habeas pleadings, District Court, volume 1 [original filename: Aldape Fed Habeas Transcript Volume 1.pdf]; 1993 November;
184 pages
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44.2 Trial transcript, Federal habeas pleadings, District Court, volume 2 [original filename: Aldape Fed Habeas Transcript Volume 2.pdf]; 1993 November;
210 pages
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44.3 Trial transcript, Federal habeas pleadings, District Court, volume 3 [original filename: Aldape Fed Habeas Transcript Volume 3.pdf]; 1993 November;
218 pages
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44.4 Trial transcript, Federal habeas pleadings, District Court, volume 4 [original filename: Aldape Fed Habeas Transcript Volume 4.pdf]; 1993 November;
194 pages
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44.5 Trial transcript, Federal habeas pleadings, District Court, volume 5 [original filename: Aldape Fed Habeas Transcript Volume 5.pdf]; 1993 November;
270 pages
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45 Federal habeas pleadings, District Court and 5th Circuit, volume 1 [original filename: Aldape Fed. Pleadings V.1.pdf]; 1994 November-1995 July;
352 pages
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46 Federal habeas pleadings, 5th Circuit, volume 2 [original filename: Aldape Fed. Pleadings V.2.pdf]; 1995 January-July;
442 pages
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47 Federal habeas pleadings, 5th Circuit, volume 12 [original filename: Aldape Fed.Habeas Plea. V.12.pdf]; 1995 September-1996 February;
188 pages
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48 Federal habeas pleadings, 5th Circuit, volume 13 [original filename: Aldape Fed. Habeas Plea V.13.pdf]; 1996 February-March;
397 pages
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49 Federal habeas and state trial court pleadings, volume 14 [original filename: Aldape Fed.Habeas State V.14.pdf]; 1996 March-October;
188 pages
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50 State trial court pleadings, volume 15 [original filename: Aldape State Trial Court V.15.pdf]; 1996 October;
284 pages
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51 State trial court pleadings, volume 16 [original filename: Aldape State Trial Court V.16.pdf]; 1996 October-1997 January;
257 pages
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52 Pleadings, state habeas courts [original filename: Aldape Pleadings State Habeas.pdf]; 1996 October-1997 February;
404 pages
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53 Habeas hearing transcripts and highlights, state court [original filename: Aldape Habeas Hearing Trans.pdf]; 1996 October-1997 February;
1809 pages
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54 State trial court pleadings, volume 18 [original filename: Aldape State Trial Court V.18.pdf]; 1997 February-March;
276 pages
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55 State trial court pleadings, volume 19 [original filename: Aldap State Trial Court V.19.pdf]; 1997;
224 pages
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II. Correspondence, 1992-1997

box folder
0 56 Correspondence to Ricardo Aldape Guerra from Pam Harris [original filename: Aldape Mexican Govt. Corresp..pdf]; after 1982 July 13;
6 pages
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57 Correspondence with Mexican government [original filename: Aldape Casebook.pdf]; 1992;
9 pages
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58 Correspondence with the media [original filename: Aldape Corr. with Media.pdf]; 1992-1997;
57 pages
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59 Correspondence on the release of Aldape [original filename: Aldape Congrats.Correspondence.pdf]; 1994 November-1998 January;
440 pages
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60 Correspondence on death of Aldape [original filename: Aldape Corresp. with Pam Harris.pdf]; 1997;
57 pages
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III. Publicity of Ricardo Aldape Guerra Case, 1992-1997

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0 Press clippings, 1982-2005
61 News articles with index [original filename: Aldape Newspaper Art 782 992.pdf]; 1982 July-1992 September;
702 pages
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62 News articles (best of) [original filename: Aldape News Articles Best7.pdf]; 1982 July-1997 June;
219 pages
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63 Press releases, fact sheets, news articles [original filename: Aldape Press Releases.pdf]; 1982 October 3-2003 September 2;
107 pages
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64 News articles with index [original filename: Aldape Newspaper Art1092-96.pdf]; 1992 October-1996 October;
481 pages
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65 News articles with index [original filename: Aldape Newspaper Art1096-797.pdf]; 1996 October-1997 July;
98 pages
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66 News articles with index [original filename: Aldape Newspaper Art897-505.pdf]; 1997 August-2005 May;
219 pages
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Publications, manuscripts, screenplays, and songs, 1989-2001
67 Publications and related correspondence (English) [original filename: Aldape Books Magazines English.pdf]; 1997-1998;
585 pages
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68 Publications (Spanish, English, Italian) [original filename: Aldape Books Magazines Spanish.pdf]; 1989-1992;
270 pages
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69 Movie screenplays and related correspondence [original filename: Aldape Movie 792-1102.pdf]; 1992 July-2001 October;
749 pages
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70 Mucchetti book manuscript [original filename: Aldape Mucc.Book 97-98.pdf]; 1997-1998;
260 pages
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71 Songs [original filename: Aldape Songs.pdf]; 1992 July 12-October 1998 March 26;
16 pages
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Speeches, 1994-2002
72 Speeches by Scott Atlas and related correspondence [original filename: Aldape Speeches 1094-502.pdf]; 1994 October-2002 May;
226 pages
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IV. Audiovisual Materials, 1982-1998

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1 VHS cassettes 1982-1998
1 Aldape Guerra, Newscast Channel 13, 6pm, 3 minutes; 1982 July 14
2 Aldape Guerra Trial, Newscast Channel 13, 6pm, 2:15 minutes; 1982 July 14
3 Offices Shot, KTRK-TV; 1982 July 14-October 12
4 Aldape Guerra, News Reports, 1982 July 14, 6pm and 10pm; 1982 October 8, 6pm; 1982 October 12, 6pm; VHS edited master, 13 minutes; 1982 July 14-October 12
5 Eyewitness News, KTRK-TV, 6pm; 1982 October 8
6 Eyewitness News, KTRK-TV, 6pm; 1982 October 12
7 Interview, Nuetra Gente, Death Row, Huntsville, 30 minutes; before 1992
8 Aldape Guerra "I," Cara a Cara con Maria Laria, Hollywood, California, 11 minutes; 1992 May 11
9 Ricardo Guerra, Newscasts - Channel 2, 5 and 10pm; Channel 11, 6 and 10pm; 10:10 minutes; 1992 September 21
10 Adelante program number 17994, Access Houston Cable Corporation, 29 minutes; 1992 October 11
11 Ricardo Aldape Guerra, interview on Channel 48 (Houston, Texas), includes news reports, panel discussions and interviews, 1 hour and 11 minutes; 1992
12 Murder Trial, KPRC-TV Channel 2, 6pm; KHOU-TV Channel 11, 9:30am; 1994 November 18, 1994 November 29
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2 1 Ricardo Guerra: KTRK-TV Channel 13 (6pm News with Shara Fryer), KPRC-TV Channel 2 (6pm News with Linda Lorelle), KHOU-TV Channel 11 (10pm News with Steve Smith and Terrence Jackson), KTMD-TV Channel 48 (5pm News with Luis Cruz), KXLN-TV Channel 45 (5pm News with Beatriz de Alvardo and Teresa Farfan), KRIV-TV Channel 26 (9:30pm News with Mike Barajas), KPRC-TV Channel 2 (6pm), KHOU-TV Channel 11 (9:30am); 1994 November 15-29
2 12 Años de Angustia - Ricardo Aldape Guerra, 13 minutes; 1994?
3 Guerra Retrial: Nineteen Stories, KTMD-TV Channel 48 (1996 August 20, 5pm), KXLN-TV Channel 45 (1996 August 20, 5pm), KXLN-TV Channel 45 (1996 August 20, 10pm), KRIV-TV Channel 26 (1996 August 21, 6:30am), KTRK-TV Channel 13 (1996 August 21, 5:30am), KHOU-TV Channel 11 (1996 August 21, 5:30am), KTRK-TV Channel 13 (1996 August 21, 11:30am), KHOU-TV Channel 11 (1996 August 21, 12pm), KPRC-TV Channel 2 (1996 August 21, 12pm), KRIV-TV Channel 26 (1996 August1, 12:30pm), KHOU-TV Channel 11 (1996 August 21, 5pm), KTRK-TV Channel 13 (1996 August 21, 5pm), KHOU-TV Channel 11 (1996 August 21, 6pm), KTRK-TV Channel 13 (1996 August 21, 6pm), KPRC-TV Channel 2 (1996 August 21, 6pm), KRIV-TV Channel 26 (1996 August 21, 9pm), KPRC-TV Channel 2 (1996 August 21, 10pm), KTMD-TV Channel 48 (1996 August 21, 5pm), KXLN-TV Channel 45 (1996 August 21, 5pm), 35 minutes; 1996 August 20-21
4 Aldape Guerra Case: KTMD-TV Channel 48 (1996 September 2, 5pm), KTRK-TV Channel 13 (1996 September 2, 6pm), KTMD-TV Channel 48 (1996 September 3, 5pm), KPRC-TV Channel 2 (1996 September 4, 12pm), 10 minutes; 1996 September 2-4
5 Guerra Retrial: Fourteen News Stories, [no accompanying list], 22 minutes; 1996 October 18-19
6 Aldape Guerra: KTMD-TV Channel 48 (1996-11-25, 5pm), KTMD-TV Channel 48 (1996-11-26, 5pm), KHOU-TV Channel 11 (1996-11-26, 5pm), KTRK-TV Channel 13 (1996-11-26, 6pm); 1996-10-25/1996-10-26
7 Aldape Guerra Re-Trial: KHOU-TV Channel 11 (5:30am, 5pm), KRIV-TV Channel 26 (12:30pm), KHOU-TV Channel 11 (noon); 1997 February 06
8 Aldape Guerra Re-Trial: KTMD-TV Channel 48 (1996 November 27, 5pm), KHOU-TV Channel 11 (1996 December 02, 7:30am), KPRC-TV Channel 2 (1996 December 03, 5pm); 1996 November 27-December 3
9 Guerra Tape: 26 Stories [no accompanying list]; 1997 February 17-21
10 Ricardo Aldape Guerra: KTMD-TV Channel 38 (5pm); 1998 August 21
11 Cara a Cara: Aldape Guerra; no date
12 National Human Rights Commission; no date
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3 1 Broadcast News Reports: Victor Saldano Case; no date
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4 DVDs
1.1 Aldape Guerra - Newscast Channel 13 (6pm), 3 minutes; 1982 July 14
1.2 Aldape Guerra Trial, Newscast Channel 13 (6pm), 2:15 minutes; 1982 July 14
1.3 Offices Shot, KTRK-TV; 1982 July 14-October 12
1.4 Aldape Guerra, News Reports, 1982-07-14, 6pm and 10pm; 1982-10-08, 6pm; 1982-10-12, 6pm, VHS Edited Master, 13 minutes; 1982 July 14-October 12
1.5 Eyewitness News, KTRK-TV, 6pm; 1982 October 8
1.6 Eyewitness News, KTRK-TV, 6pm; 1982 October 12
1.7 Interview, Nuetra Gente, Death Row, Huntsville, 30 minutes; before 1992
1.8 Aldape Guerra "I," Cara a Cara con Maria Laria, Hollywood, California, 11 minutes; 1992 May 11
1.9 Ricardo Guerra, Newscasts - Channel 2, 5 and 10pm; Channel 11, 6 and 10pm; 10:10 minutes; 1992 September 21
1.10 Adelante program number 17994, Access Houston Cable Corporation, 29 minutes; 1992 October 11
1.11 Ricardo Aldape Guerra, Interview on Channel 48 (Houston, Texas), includes news reports, panel discussions and interviews, 1 hour and 11 minutes; 1992
1.12 Murder Trial, KPRC-TV Channel 2, 6pm; KHOU-TV Channel 11, 9:30am; 1994 November 18, 1994 November 29
2.1 Ricardo Guerra: KTRK-TV Channel 13 (6pm News with Shara Fryer), KPRC-TV Channel 2 (6pm News with Linda Lorelle), KHOU-TV Channel 11 (10pm News with Steve Smith and Terrence Jackson), KTMD-TV Channel 48 (5pm News with Luis Cruz), KXLN-TV Channel 45 (5pm News with Beatriz de Alvardo and Teresa Farfan), KRIV-TV Channel 26 (9:30pm News with Mike Barajas), KPRC-TV Channel 2 (6pm), KHOU-TV Channel 11 (9:30am); 1994 November 15-29
2.2 12 Años de Angustia - Ricardo Aldape Guerra, 13 minutes; 1994?
2.3 Guerra Retrial: Nineteen Stories, KTMD-TV Channel 48 (1996 August 20, 5pm), KXLN-TV Channel 45 (1996 August 20, 5pm), KXLN-TV Channel 45 (1996 August 20, 10pm), KRIV-TV Channel 26 (1996 August 21, 6:30am), KTRK-TV Channel 13 (1996 August 21, 5:30am), KHOU-TV Channel 11 (1996 August 21, 5:30am), KTRK-TV Channel 13 (1996 August 21, 11:30am), KHOU-TV Channel 11 (1996 August 21, 12pm), KPRC-TV Channel 2 (1996 August 21, 12pm), KRIV-TV Channel 26 (1996 August1, 12:30pm), KHOU-TV Channel 11 (1996 August 21, 5pm), KTRK-TV Channel 13 (1996 August 21, 5pm), KHOU-TV Channel 11 (1996 August 21, 6pm), KTRK-TV Channel 13 (1996 August 21, 6pm), KPRC-TV Channel 2 (1996 August 21, 6pm), KRIV-TV Channel 26 (1996 August 21, 9pm), KPRC-TV Channel 2 (1996 August 21, 10pm), KTMD-TV Channel 48 (1996 August 21, 5pm), KXLN-TV Channel 45 (1996 August 21, 5pm), 35 minutes; 1996 August 20-21
2.4 Aldape Guerra Case: KTMD-TV Channel 48 (1996 September 2, 5pm), KTRK-TV Channel 13 (1996 September 2, 6pm), KTMD-TV Channel 48 (1996 September 3, 5pm), KPRC-TV Channel 2 (1996 September 4, 12pm), 10 minutes; 1996 September 2-4
2.5 Guerra Retrial: Fourteen News Stories, [no accompanying list], 22 minutes; 1996 October 18-19
2.6 Aldape Guerra: KTMD-TV Channel 48 (1996-11-25, 5pm), KTMD-TV Channel 48 (1996-11-26, 5pm), KHOU-TV Channel 11 (1996-11-26, 5pm), KTRK-TV Channel 13 (1996-11-26, 6pm); 1996 October 25-26
2.7 Aldape Guerra Re-Trial: KHOU-TV Channel 11 (5:30am, 5pm), KRIV-TV Channel 26 (12:30pm), KHOU-TV Channel 11 (noon); 1997 February 06
2.8 Aldape Guerra Re-Trial: KTMD-TV Channel 48 (1996 November 27, 5pm), KHOU-TV Channel 11 (1996 December 02, 7:30am), KPRC-TV Channel 2 (1996 December 03, 5pm); 1996 November 27-December 3
2.9 Guerra Tape: 26 Stories [no accompanying list]; 1997 February 17-21
2.10 Ricardo Aldape Guerra: KTMD-TV Channel 38 (5pm); 1998 August 21
2.11 Cara a Cara: Aldape Guerra; no date
2.12 National Human Rights Commission; no date
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0 Transcripts and notes for audiovisual materials
73 TV scripts and videos (English) [original filename: Aldape TV Scripts And Videos.pdf]; 1992 June-1997 February;
63 pages
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74 TV scripts and videos (Spanish) [original filename: Aldape TV Scripts Vid Spanish.pdf]; 1992 July-1997 April;
63 pages
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75 Radio scripts and tapes [original filename: Aldape Radio Scripts Tapes.pdf]; 1992 September 29-April 17;
404 pages
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3 2 Lists, transcripts, and notes; 1982-1996;
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