A woman on Texas death row for the stabbing and bludgeoning of a 71-year-old Lancaster woman has received a January 29 execution date.
Penn State’s punishment from the NCAA did not include the “Death Penalty” of losing any seasons of football. To date, Southern Methodist University remains the only school in history to be hit with the ultimate punishment.
Texas prison officials are changing the way they do executions due to a drug shortage.
Death penalties have become a rarity from juries in some parts of Texas in the wake of a string of prison inmates who have been exonerated by DNA and other new evidence.
The June 6 execution date for 39-year-old Bobby Lee Hines, for the slaying of a Dallas woman at her apartment more than 20 years ago, has been delayed.
The Texas attorney general’s office says state prison officials must disclose information about who supplies lethal drugs for executions and how much of the drugs the Department of Criminal Justice has on hand.
Jesse Joe Hernandez was already a convicted child sex offender when he was arrested for the death of a boy he was babysitting at a Dallas home.
The switch to a substitute drug to carry out executions is driving up the costs of carrying out capital punishment in Texas.
The prosecutor leading an aggressive push to free wrongly imprisoned inmates is calling for a review of the capital punishment system.
A North Texas judge has been removed from presiding over a death penalty case after ruling that the state law allowing the penalty is unconstitutional.
A group that monitors capital murder cases in Texas says there may be a shift in public attitude. According to The Texas Defender Service (TDS), there were a record number of death sentences and executions carried out in Texas this year.
A North Texas woman is getting off death row after an appeals court agreed prosecutors improperly withheld evidence at her original sentencing hearing.