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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

Elijah & Naim Mohammed

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

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Man Who Set Ex-Girlfriend On Fire Set To Die

Convicted killer Carl Blue never disputed filling a convenience store drink cup with gasoline, tossing it on his former girlfriend at the door of her Bryan apartment and setting her ablaze.

02/20/2013

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Report: Handfull Of States Have Bulk Of Executions

Just four states carried out more than three-fourths of the executions in the United States this year, while another 23 states have not put an inmate to death in 10 years, an anti-capital punishment group reports.

12/18/2012

U.S. Army doctor Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is the lone suspect in the shooting death of 13 people and wounding of 31 others at Fort Hood in 2009. (credit: Bell Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

Fort Hood Suspect To Appear In Court For Hearing

The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage is to appear in military court for his first pretrial hearing in more than three months.

12/18/2012

The execution gurney sits empty inside the death chamber at Huntsville. (credit: AP Photo)

Convicted Killer Of San Antonio Woman Set To Die

A San Antonio man is facing execution for the rape, robbery and smothering death of a 37-year-old woman abducted from a bus stop in 2001.

11/13/2012

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