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.
Federal appeals court halts execution scheduled Wednesday for Texas prisoner Scott Panetti.
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.
Texas has executed its tenth inmate of 2014. Former gang member, Miguel Paredes was put to death for killing 3 rivals in San Antonio.
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.