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Paroled Dallas Inmate Set To Die For Different 1996 Slaying

Robert Ladd was paroled after serving about a third of his 40-year prison sentence for the fatal stabbing of a Dallas woman whose body was set ablaze. Four years later, he strangled and beat an East Texas woman.

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Convicted Killer In North Texas Hoarding Case Loses Appeal

A federal appeals court has refused an appeal from a 32-year-old man sent to death row for gunning down a North Texas city’s code enforcement officer in a trash dispute nearly 10 years ago.

01/23/2015

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

Texas Inmate Facing Execution Loses Appeal At Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider an appeal from an East Texas man facing execution in March for a shootout that left two Henderson County sheriff’s deputies dead nearly eight years ago.

01/12/2015

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Kim Williams Testifies In Kaufman Trial

Follow CBSDFW.COM: Facebook | Twitter ROCKWALL, Texas (AP) – The estranged wife of a former Texas justice of the peace testified that she was a “willing participant” in her husband’s revenge killings of a district attorney, his […]

12/16/2014

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Prosecution Admits Mistake As Williams’ Punishment Phase Continues

The lead prosecutor in the capital murder trial for Eric Williams admitted today that “we messed up” by claiming 13 guns belonged to Williams, when they do not.

12/12/2014

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Eric Williams’ Defense Team Takes Over In Effort To Save Him From Death Penalty

Defense lawyers tried to convince a jury that former JP Eric Williams’ murderous rage was triggered by a wrongful conviction, orchestrated by a ‘cluster of powerful people’ in East Texas.

12/10/2014

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Federal Appeals Court Halts Texas Execution

Federal appeals court halts execution scheduled Wednesday for Texas prisoner Scott Panetti.

12/03/2014

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

Texas Death Row Inmate Loses At Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from a 42-year-old man sent to death row for killing a North Texas police officer and another man in a shootout at an Ellis County convenience store 12 years ago.

11/10/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Executes 10th Inmate Of 2014

Texas has executed its tenth inmate of 2014. Former gang member, Miguel Paredes was put to death for killing 3 rivals in San Antonio.

10/28/2014

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

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