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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

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Won’t Switch Execution Drug

The nation’s most active death penalty state will continue to use the same execution drug but won’t say how it will replace its supply that expires this month, Texas prison officials said Thursday.

09/19/2013

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

Texas Death Penalty Faces New Criticism

Former Gov. Mark White is helping release a new report from the American Bar Association on Wednesday that levies new criticism of the death penalty in Texas.

09/18/2013

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Hasan Authorized Release Of “Martyr” Report

The soldier on trial for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood says he authorized the release of a report that shows he told mental health experts he “would still be a martyr” if executed by the government.

08/14/2013

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Texas Man Executed For Killing During 2002 Holdup

A Texas man convicted of fatally shooting a retired sheriff’s deputy during the robbery of an amusement center more than a decade ago was put to death Tuesday evening.

07/16/2013

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Retired Texas Deputy’s Convicted Killer Set To Die

Attorneys for a Texas prisoner sentenced to die for the slaying of a retired sheriff’s deputy during a holdup a decade ago in South Texas are trying to halt his imminent punishment.

07/16/2013

(credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

Scheduled Execution Of Dallas Woman Would Be 500th For State

Texas, the nation’s busiest death penalty state, is set to mark a solemn moment in criminal justice Wednesday with the execution of convicted killer Kimberly McCarthy.

06/26/2013

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Lawyer: Kimberly McCarthy’s Execution Can’t Be Stopped

An attorney for a Dallas County woman set to die Wednesday says she has exhausted all efforts to block her execution, which would be the 500th in Texas since the state resumed carrying out the death penalty in 1982.

06/25/2013

(credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

Request To Stop Dallas Woman’s Execution Denied

Texas’ highest criminal court has denied a request to block a Dallas County woman’s execution this week.

06/24/2013

(credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

Appeal Seeks To Halt Dallas County Woman’s Execution

The lawyer for a Dallas County woman set to die next week is appealing to block the woman’s execution, which would be the 500th in Texas since the state resumed carrying out the death penalty in 1982.

06/19/2013

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Did Racism Land Killer On Texas Death Row?

There is a call to retry the punishment phase of a man on Texas death row. The question is not whether Duane Buck shot and killed two people in 1995, it is whether he should die for it.

06/11/2013

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