death penalty

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Texas Inmate Wants To Die, Supreme Court Gives OK

The justices turned down an appeal from Lopez’s attorneys who disregarded both his desire to die and lower court rulings that Lopez was competent to make that decision.

08/12/2015

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Inmate Who Dropped Appeals Headed To Execution

Texas inmate Daniel Lee Lopez has been trying to speed up his execution since being sent to death row five years ago for a police lieutenant’s killing and this week he’s hoping to get his wish.

08/11/2015

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Supreme Court Upholds Use Of Controversial Execution Drug

Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday.

06/29/2015

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Murder Charge Dismissed For Houston Man On Death Row

Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson on Monday dismissed capital murder charges against a man sent to death row nearly a decade ago for the fatal shooting of a Houston police officer.

06/08/2015

Texas death row prisoner Lester Bower. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Texas Inmate Set To Die For Murder That Happened 31-Years Ago

67-year old Lester Bower will be the oldest Texas inmate executed if his scheduled lethal injection is carried out this week in Huntsville for the slayings of four men at a North Texas ranch more than 31 years ago.

06/02/2015

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Texas Solidifies Execution Drug Secrecy Protections Into Law

Texas state law will mandate keeping the identity of Texas’ lethal drug suppliers confidential from the public – and even death row inmates and their attorneys.

05/29/2015

Texas death row prisoner Lester Bower. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

North Texas Man Set To Die June 3 Loses Federal Appeal

A North Texas man facing execution in less than two weeks for the fatal shootings of four men more than 30 years ago has lost a federal court appeal.

05/22/2015

Mugshot of Tyrone Christoper Allen. (credit: Texas Dept. of Public Safety)

Dallas Case Has Appeals Court Looking At Mental Capacity & The Death Penalty

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that a Dallas County judge has the right to hold a hearing to figure out whether an accused murderer has the mental capacity to face the death penalty.

CBSDFW.COM–05/14/2015

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Texas Senate OKs Keeping Execution Drug Suppliers Secret

The identity of execution drug makers for the nation’s busiest death chamber would remain confidential under a bill passed by the Texas Senate.

05/11/2015

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Texas Looking Again For Execution Drug Supply

Texas’ prison chief says his agency is continuing the search for a new supply of execution drugs to replenish pentobarbital that will be exhausted again if two lethal injections scheduled over the next two weeks are carried out.

04/17/2015

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Prosecutor In Case Against Cameron Todd Willingham Accused Of Misconduct

A prosecutor who handled the case of a Texas man executed for the fire deaths of his three daughters has been formally accused of misconduct over allegations that he concealed evidence during the 1992 murder trial.

03/18/2015

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Executes Man For Murder, Only 1 Execution Drug Dose Left

Texas has executed a Mexican Mafia hit man convicted of beating and strangling a woman because she didn’t pay the gang’s 10 percent tax on her illegal drug sales.

03/11/2015

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