Sam Millsap is a former Bexar County District Attorney who is now in private civil practice in San Antonio. In this interview, he describes his background, education, work in state politics, and decision to run for office. Describing his tenure as D.A., he describes his work on to discover, chargee, prosecute, and in aid in the prosecution by other counties of Genene Jones. He also explains that he had no doubt about the guilt of Rubén Cantú, who was executed on August 24, 1993 for a crime he did not commit. Millsap explains that his recognition of Cantú's innocence of the crime for which he was executed has caused him to oppose the death penalty, and in fact to campaign for its abolition.
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Millsap, Sam (Narrator), Texas After Violence Project (Contributor), Ambrosini-Bacon, Kimberly (Interviewer), Chammah, Maurice (Videographer), and Leone, Lillian (Transcriber)