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High Court To Examine Mental Disability, Death Penalty IssueThe U.S. Supreme Court is set to examine whether the nation's busiest state for capital punishment -- Texas -- is trying to put to death a convicted killer who's intellectually disabled.
Attorney Wants Execution Halted For Dad Who Killed DaughtersJohn David Battaglia has asked the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the state's highest criminal court, to halt his scheduled Dec. 7 lethal injection in Huntsville.
Convicted Killer Of Dallas Girl Gets 2017 Execution DateA Dallas man on death row for the 2005 slaying of an 11-year-old girl who was repeatedly sexually assaulted and strangled has received a June 28 execution date.
Black Texas Inmate Seems Likely To Win At Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court is strongly indicating it will side with a black Texas prison inmate who argues improper testimony about his race tainted his death sentence.
Texas Man Who Killed 2 Neighbors Wants Execution To ProceedAn East Texas man who pleaded guilty to killing a neighbor couple during a shooting rampage 13 years ago appears headed for an execution that he wants.
Condemned Killer Of 2 In Fort Worth Gets January Death DateTexas Department of Criminal Justice says the agency has received orders from a Tarrant County court setting Christopher Wilkins for lethal injection Jan. 11.
Law Firm Recommends System For Capital Case Appeals In TexasA law firm is recommending that Texas establish a system for condemned prisoners to have better legal help during the initial appeal that follows their trial.
Execution Drop Makes Some Think Death Penalty Is Fading AwayIs the death penalty in America gradually dying?
Unusual GOP Pushback Grows Against Scheduled Texas ExecutionA Republican lawmaker in Texas says a bipartisan group of legislators will take the highly unusual step of urging the state to halt the execution of a man who didn't pull the trigger during a fatal 1996 robbery.
Texas Lawyer Says He's Done With Death Penalty CasesTexas lawyer Jerry Guerinot said he no longer represents people accused of capital murder after four decades of posting a perfect record.
Texas Halts Scheduled Execution Pending Drug TestThe scheduled July 14 execution of a man convicted in the slaying of a medical student robbed of $40 has been postponed indefinitely.
Reprieve For Texan Set To Die For Killing 2-Year-Old DaughterA 49-year-old East Texas man set for execution next week for the slaying of his 2-year-old daughter 14 years ago has won a reprieve.

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