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

Experts: Texas Slowly Moving Away From Executions

For years Texas has executed more prison inmates than any other state, but some believe that trend could be coming to an end.

CBSDFW.COM–10/23/2014

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

Texas Man Condemned For Killing 3 Children Loses Appeal

A 35-year-old man sentenced to die for the deaths of his daughter and two other young girls in an east central Texas house fire 14 years ago has lost a federal court appeal, moving him a step closer to execution.

10/15/2014

The Wynne Unit in Huntsville, one of the seven prison units in Walker County, Texas.  (Photo credit CHANTAL VALERY/AFP/Getty Images)

Reprieve Granted For Texas Prisoner Facing Execution

The state’s highest criminal appeals court has blocked the scheduled execution this week of a 40-year-old man convicted of fatally shooting a 5-year-old boy sleeping with his mother 20 years ago.

10/13/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Supreme Court Refuses To Block Execution Of Arlington Woman

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block the execution of a North Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend’s 9-year-old son a decade ago.

09/17/2014

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

Court Declines To Stop North Texas Woman’s Execution

A federal appeals court has refused to stop this week’s scheduled execution of a North Texas woman for the starvation and torture death of her lover’s 9-year-old son a decade ago.

09/16/2014

Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett lived for 43 minutes, then suffered a heart attack after he was given the first drug in the three drug cocktail. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Report: Drugs Killed Oklahoma Inmate In Botched Execution

The Oklahoma inmate whose execution was botched in April succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state’s prisons chief halted efforts to kill him.

08/28/2014

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

Execution Drug Cost Quadruples For Texas Prisons

The Texas prison agency is paying four times more for its execution drugs from a new supplier.

08/15/2014

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

Some Issues Reported With Lethal Injections Nationwide

Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide.

07/23/2014

The judge's podium in a courtroom. (credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

North Texas Grandmother’s Killer Loses Appeal

The state’s highest criminal court has upheld the death sentence of a Fort Worth man convicted of killing a 61-year-old grandmother at her Johnson County home four years ago.

06/18/2014

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Supreme Court Refuses Appeal In Fort Worth Slaying

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction and death sentence given to a Fort Worth man for a 2010 convenience store holdup that left two men dead.

06/09/2014

Roderick Harris, 27, was sentenced to death for capital murder on May 21, 2012. (Credit: Dallas County)

Dallas Gang Member’s Death Sentence Upheld

The state’s highest appeals court has upheld the conviction of a Dallas street gang member sent to death row for the fatal shootings of two brothers during a March 2009 home robbery.

05/21/2014

The judge's podium in a courtroom. (credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Convicted Killer Of Wife And 2 Stepsons Loses Death Penalty Appeal

Texas’ highest criminal court has refused an appeal from a Dallas man sent to death row for fatally stabbing his two stepsons during a 2007 attack that also killed his wife.

05/14/2014

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