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Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Report: Handfull Of States Have Bulk Of Executions

Just four states carried out more than three-fourths of the executions in the United States this year, while another 23 states have not put an inmate to death in 10 years, an anti-capital punishment group reports.

12/18/2012

U.S. Army doctor Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is the lone suspect in the shooting death of 13 people and wounding of 31 others at Fort Hood in 2009. (credit: Bell Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

Fort Hood Suspect To Appear In Court For Hearing

The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage is to appear in military court for his first pretrial hearing in more than three months.

12/18/2012

The execution gurney sits empty inside the death chamber at Huntsville. (credit: AP Photo)

Convicted Killer Of San Antonio Woman Set To Die

A San Antonio man is facing execution for the rape, robbery and smothering death of a 37-year-old woman abducted from a bus stop in 2001.

11/13/2012

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Feds Swoop Down On Aryan Brotherhood Of Texas Gang

Federal prosecutors say four top leaders of the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang are among the nearly three dozen gang members charged in a 43-page indictment that accuses them of a multitude of offenses

11/09/2012

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

Man To Die For 2002 Slaying Of East Texas Woman

Condemned Texas prisoner Mario Swain is to die for the beating, stabbing and strangling of a woman during a break-in at her East Texas home a decade ago.

11/08/2012

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Central Texas Man Gets Death Sentence For Shooting

A Central Texas man has been sentenced to death for the shooting deaths of two people at an apartment complex.

11/08/2012

Mugshot of accused murderer Steven Lawayne Nelson. (credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

Death Sentence For Nelson In Pastor’s Murder

Steven Lawayne Nelson was sentenced to death today for the murder of Rev. Clint Dobson last year at Arlington’s NorthPointe Baptist Church.

10/16/2012

U.S. Army doctor Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is the lone suspect in the shooting death of 13 people and wounding of 31 others at Fort Hood in 2009. (credit: Bell Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

Fort Hood Suspect Appeals To Keep Beard

The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage has appealed a military judge’s order to have his beard forcibly shaved before his murder trial.

CBSDFW.COM–09/21/2012

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

North Texas Woman’s Execution Scheduled January 29

A woman on Texas death row for the stabbing and bludgeoning of a 71-year-old Lancaster woman has received a January 29 execution date.

09/12/2012

Sandusky Guilty On Most Counts In Child Molestation Trial

NCAA Doesn’t Dole Out ‘Death Penalty’ To Penn State

Penn State’s punishment from the NCAA did not include the “Death Penalty” of losing any seasons of football. To date, Southern Methodist University remains the only school in history to be hit with the ultimate punishment.

07/23/2012

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Drug Shortage Has State Switching To 1-Drug Execution

Texas prison officials are changing the way they do executions due to a drug shortage.

07/10/2012

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

Recent Exonerations Reducing Death Penalties

Death penalties have become a rarity from juries in some parts of Texas in the wake of a string of prison inmates who have been exonerated by DNA and other new evidence.

05/28/2012

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