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Texas Lawyer Says He's Done With Death Penalty CasesTexas lawyer Jerry Guerinot said he no longer represents people accused of capital murder after four decades of posting a perfect record.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.
Supreme Court To Review Claims From Texas Death Row InmatesThe Supreme Court will hear appeals from two African-American death-row inmates in Texas, including one who argued his sentence was based on his race.
Pfizer Says It's Blocking Use Of Drugs For Lethal InjectionsPharmaceutical company Pfizer has announced it is blocking use of its drugs in lethal injections, which means all federally-approved drugmakers whose medications could be used for executions have now put them off limits.
South Texas Man Set To Die Said He Drank Victim's BloodThe U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to block the scheduled execution a South Texas man for the slaying of a 12-year-old boy whose blood the convicted killer said he drank.
Bungled Executions Slow Oklahoma's Busy Death ChamberThe grand jury, which has been looking into the drug mix-ups since October, recessed on Thursday without issuing a final report of its findings in the execution probe.
Texas Parole Board: No Reprieve For Dallas Man Set To DieThe Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has turned down a clemency petition from a Dallas man set to die this week for fatally shooting his two young daughters nearly 15 years ago.