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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

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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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Scant Evidence Of Threats To Execution Drugmakers

State prison officials have offered scant evidence to support their claim that pharmacies that supply Texas with execution drugs would be in danger of violence if their identities were made public.

04/03/2014

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

Supreme Court Won’t Stop Texas Execution Over Drug Fight

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t stop the execution of a Texas serial killer whose attorneys want the state to release information about where it gets its lethal injection drug.

04/03/2014

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

Appeals Court Overturns Ruling On Execution Drugs

A federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a ruling requiring the Texas prison system to disclose more information about where it gets lethal-injection drugs, reversing a judge who had halted an upcoming execution.

04/02/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Pushes To Keep Execution Drug Source Secret

Two days before Texas is set to execute its first inmate with a new batch of drugs, the state prison agency remained determined Tuesday to keep its supplier a secret, citing threats of violence to pharmacies that sell drugs used in lethal injections.

04/01/2014

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

Texas Finds New Execution Drug Supply

Texas has obtained a new batch of the drugs used to execute death row inmates, allowing the state to continue carrying out death sentences at the end of the month.

03/20/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

State Finds New Supplier For Execution Drugs

Texas has obtained a new batch of the drugs it uses to execute death row inmates, allowing the state to continue carrying out death sentences once its existing supply expires at the end of the month.

03/19/2014

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Woman Set To Be Executed In Texas For 1998 Killing

A woman convicted of torturing and killing a mentally impaired man she lured to Texas with the promise of marriage was scheduled to be executed Wednesday in a rare case of a female death-row inmate.

02/05/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Court Declines To Halt Texas Woman’s Execution

When capital murder defendant Suzanne Basso showed up for court, there was no certainty which Suzanne Basso would appear. Basso, 59, is scheduled to be put to death Wednesday for the 1998 slaying of 59-year-old Louis “Buddy” Musso.

02/04/2014

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

Death Penalty Upheld In Fort Worth Slaying

The state’s highest criminal court upheld the murder conviction and death sentence given to a Fort Worth man for a 2010 convenience store holdup that left two men dead.

12/11/2013

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