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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

Convenience store clerk Nancy Harris died from injuries sustained after she was set on fire during a robbery.

Prosecutors Push For Death Penalty In Store Clerk Murder Trial

A Dallas jury saw new video and heard new audio as prosecutors wrapped up their final arguments in the penalty phase of a high-profile murder trial.

CBS 11–11/06/2013

Matthew Johnson was convicted of setting a store clerk on fire during a robbery. (credit: Garland Police Department)

Family Members Testify To Save Convicted Murderer’s Life

Defense lawyers continue to try to save the life of a man who has been convicted of murdering an elderly store clerk.

CBS 11–11/05/2013

Matthew Johnson was convicted of setting a store clerk on fire during a robbery. (credit: Garland Police Department)

Convicted Murderer Pleads For His Life

A man who lit a gas station clerk on fire said he feels like the lowest scum on earth as he asked a jury to spare his life.

CBS 11–11/04/2013

Franklin Davis has been accused of killing 16-year-old Shania Gray. (credit: Dallas County Jail)

Babysitter’s Accused Killer Heads To Court

Franklin Davis has confessed to brutally killing a teenage babysitter, but his attorneys will try to prove that he does not deserve the death penalty.

11/04/2013

Matthew Johnson was convicted of setting a store clerk on fire during a robbery. (credit: Garland Police Department)

Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty For Man Who Set Store Clerk On Fire

Dallas County prosecutors want the death penalty for Matthew Johnson for the way he killed Nancy Harris by setting her on fire.

10/31/2013

Matthew Johnson was convicted of setting a store clerk on fire during a robbery. (credit: Garland Police Department)

Garland Store Clerk’s Killer Could Face Death

The punishment phase begins on Thursday in the trial of a man convicted of killing an elderly convenience store clerk. A jury in Dallas found Matthew Johnson guilty of murder on Wednesday.

10/31/2013

Convenience store clerk Nancy Harris died from injuries sustained after she was set on fire during a robbery.

Guilty Verdict For Man Who Set Store Clerk On Fire

It did not take long for a Dallas jury to convict a man accused of setting a convenience store clerk on fire after a robbery.

10/30/2013

Thomas Grady Layton, of Granbury, was sentenced to life without parole for the murder of his 64-year-old mother. (credit: Collin Co. District Attorney's Office)

Granbury Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Killing His Mom

A North Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing his mother and draining her bank account.

10/14/2013

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

Texas Reveals Execution Drug’s Origin

Texas prison officials say they’re using a compounding pharmacy to obtain the drug used during executions.

10/02/2013

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