Ex-Death Row Inmate Sets Up Scholarship on Behalf of His Houston Lawyer
He knew she wouldn't accept money from him directly, so Graves went around her, plotting with her husband, Rueben, to give her "something that would live on."
They all gathered at Khyber, an Indian restaurant on the west side of town. Cásarez was told it was a goodbye party for Graves, who plans to move to New York, but he stepped up once everyone was there and announced the celebration was really for her, according to Texas Monthly.
Graves established a scholarship through the University of Texas Law School Foundation. The certificate read that the scholarship was set up in her name, "to honor his defender, friend, sister, and angel, to recognize her and her students' work to exonerate him from a wrongful conviction, and to encourage others to follow her example of hope, perseverance, courage, and humility. Never underestimate the power of dedicated people working for good."