For years Texas has executed more prison inmates than any other state, but some believe that trend could be coming to an end.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Texas prison agency is paying four times more for its execution drugs from a new supplier.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.