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.
The June 6 execution date for 39-year-old Bobby Lee Hines, for the slaying of a Dallas woman at her apartment more than 20 years ago, has been delayed.
The Texas attorney general’s office says state prison officials must disclose information about who supplies lethal drugs for executions and how much of the drugs the Department of Criminal Justice has on hand.
Jesse Joe Hernandez was already a convicted child sex offender when he was arrested for the death of a boy he was babysitting at a Dallas home.
The switch to a substitute drug to carry out executions is driving up the costs of carrying out capital punishment in Texas.
The prosecutor leading an aggressive push to free wrongly imprisoned inmates is calling for a review of the capital punishment system.
A North Texas judge has been removed from presiding over a death penalty case after ruling that the state law allowing the penalty is unconstitutional.
A group that monitors capital murder cases in Texas says there may be a shift in public attitude. According to The Texas Defender Service (TDS), there were a record number of death sentences and executions carried out in Texas this year.
A North Texas woman is getting off death row after an appeals court agreed prosecutors improperly withheld evidence at her original sentencing hearing.
The Texas Office of Capital Writs is an independent state agency tasked with scrutinizing capital murder trials to ensure they were legally proper.
A condemned Dallas man acknowledges the prospect of becoming the first Texas prisoner to be executed with a new drug is unsettling. Cary Kerr is set to die for the rape and slaying of a woman near Fort Worth 10 years ago.
Denmark’s foreign minister is urging U.S. states to stop using a lethal injection drug produced by a Danish company.