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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

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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

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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

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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

Dallas father Naim Muhammad is found guilty of Capital Murder, for the deaths of his two sons. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Man Convicted Of Drowning Sons Sentenced To Death

A jury has returned a death sentence for a North Texas man convicted of drowning his two young sons.

05/23/2013

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Dallas Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty In Slaying Of 2 Sons

Prosecutors in Dallas are seeking the death penalty against a man charged with drowning two of his sons in a creek.

05/13/2013

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North Texas Gang Member On Death Row Loses Appeal

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has refused an appeal from a gang member sent to death row for gunning down a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother five years ago in Fort Worth.

04/17/2013

An inmate waits for the bars to a dorm at a minimum-security facility in Texas to be opened. (credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

North Texas Man Convicted In Carjack Slaying Set To Die

A North Texas man who was hiding under a truck trailer when he was arrested for a fatal carjacking 12 years ago is facing execution this week in Huntsville.

04/15/2013

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas 2012 Executions Up, Capital Punishment Declines Globally

According to a new Amnesty International report, the U.S. can count itself among the top five countries in the world that carry out executions. And the USA has the dubious distinction of being the only country in the Americas with an execution in 2012.

CBSDFW.COM–04/10/2013

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