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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

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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

(credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

Appeals Court Issues Stay In Texas Execution

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has stayed tonight’s execution of convicted murderer Robert Campbell in Huntsville.

05/13/2014

The execution gurney in the death chamber in Huntsville, Texas. (credit: AP)

Report Urges End To Execution Drug Mixtures

In the aftermath of a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma, a constitutional rights group is calling for replacing the use of drug combinations in executions with a single drug.

05/07/2014

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

Lawsuit: Controversy Should Delay Texas Execution

Attorneys for a Texas death row inmate have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit seeking to delay his execution following a bungled execution in Oklahoma.

05/06/2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry (Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Perry: Oklahoma Execution ‘Went Terribly Wrong’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says “something went terribly wrong” during the botched execution of an Oklahoma inmate, but declined to call it inhumane.

05/05/2014

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Texas Parole Board Refuses To Stop Execution

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has refused to delay a Mexican national’s scheduled execution this week.

04/08/2014

Cameron Todd Willingham (credit: AP Photo)

Parole Board Denies Pardon For Willingham

The Innocence Project said that the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied its petition to posthumously pardon a man executed for killing his three children in a house fire.

04/07/2014

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