death penalty

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

File photo of Cameron Todd Willingham (credit: AP Photo)

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

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

State Lethal Injection Drug Supply Low, As Another State Allows Firing Squad

Lawmakers pass bill making Utah the only state to allow firing squads for carrying out a death penalty if there is a shortage of execution drugs. Texas’ supply will be used up if the state goes forward with two lethal injections in the next two weeks.

03/10/2015

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Texas Prison Agency Seeks To Replenish Execution Drug Supply

Texas prison officials are scurrying to find a supplier to replenish a dwindling inventory of execution drugs.

03/09/2015

Courtesy: Young Co. Jail

North Texas Man Could Be Sent To Death For Killing Sons

Gabriel Armandariz could get the death penalty or life without parole for the murder of his two sons.

02/28/2015

Donald Newbury (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Texas Executes ‘Texas 7′ Prison Escapee For Officer’s Death

A three-time convicted robber who helped engineer the biggest prison break in Texas history was executed Wednesday evening for killing a suburban Dallas police officer while the notorious gang was on the run.

02/04/2015

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Executes Man For 1996 Strangling, Beating Death

A Texas man convicted of killing a 38-year-old woman nearly two decades ago while he was on parole for a triple slaying years earlier was executed Thursday evening.

01/29/2015

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

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.

01/28/2015

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