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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

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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