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Matthew Johnson was convicted of setting a store clerk on fire during a robbery. (credit: Garland Police Department)

Family Members Testify To Save Convicted Murderer’s Life

Defense lawyers continue to try to save the life of a man who has been convicted of murdering an elderly store clerk.

CBS 11–11/05/2013

Matthew Johnson was convicted of setting a store clerk on fire during a robbery. (credit: Garland Police Department)

Convicted Murderer Pleads For His Life

A man who lit a gas station clerk on fire said he feels like the lowest scum on earth as he asked a jury to spare his life.

CBS 11–11/04/2013

Franklin Davis has been accused of killing 16-year-old Shania Gray. (credit: Dallas County Jail)

Babysitter’s Accused Killer Heads To Court

Franklin Davis has confessed to brutally killing a teenage babysitter, but his attorneys will try to prove that he does not deserve the death penalty.

11/04/2013

Matthew Johnson was convicted of setting a store clerk on fire during a robbery. (credit: Garland Police Department)

Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty For Man Who Set Store Clerk On Fire

Dallas County prosecutors want the death penalty for Matthew Johnson for the way he killed Nancy Harris by setting her on fire.

10/31/2013

Matthew Johnson was convicted of setting a store clerk on fire during a robbery. (credit: Garland Police Department)

Garland Store Clerk’s Killer Could Face Death

The punishment phase begins on Thursday in the trial of a man convicted of killing an elderly convenience store clerk. A jury in Dallas found Matthew Johnson guilty of murder on Wednesday.

10/31/2013

Convenience store clerk Nancy Harris died from injuries sustained after she was set on fire during a robbery.

Guilty Verdict For Man Who Set Store Clerk On Fire

It did not take long for a Dallas jury to convict a man accused of setting a convenience store clerk on fire after a robbery.

10/30/2013

Thomas Grady Layton, of Granbury, was sentenced to life without parole for the murder of his 64-year-old mother. (credit: Collin Co. District Attorney's Office)

Granbury Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Killing His Mom

A North Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing his mother and draining her bank account.

10/14/2013

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

Texas Reveals Execution Drug’s Origin

Texas prison officials say they’re using a compounding pharmacy to obtain the drug used during executions.

10/02/2013

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Won’t Switch Execution Drug

The nation’s most active death penalty state will continue to use the same execution drug but won’t say how it will replace its supply that expires this month, Texas prison officials said Thursday.

09/19/2013

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

Texas Death Penalty Faces New Criticism

Former Gov. Mark White is helping release a new report from the American Bar Association on Wednesday that levies new criticism of the death penalty in Texas.

09/18/2013

(credit: CBS 11 News)

Hasan Authorized Release Of “Martyr” Report

The soldier on trial for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood says he authorized the release of a report that shows he told mental health experts he “would still be a martyr” if executed by the government.

08/14/2013

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Texas Man Executed For Killing During 2002 Holdup

A Texas man convicted of fatally shooting a retired sheriff’s deputy during the robbery of an amusement center more than a decade ago was put to death Tuesday evening.

07/16/2013

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