Texas Death Row Gets Year's 1st New InmateTexas' death row is getting its first inmate of 2015, ending a 10-month hiatus in death sentences imposed by juries in the nation's most active capital punishment state.
Convicted Killer Heads To Death Row; 1st In Texas In 2015Death row in Texas is getting its first inmate in 2015, ending a 10-month hiatus in death sentences imposed by juries in the nation's most active capital punishment state.
Greenville Death Row Inmate Loses AppealA man sent to death row for fatally shooting his ex-wife four years ago during a domestic dispute has lost an appeal before the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
Texans Offer Governor Ideas On Executing Death Row InmatesGov. Greg Abbott has received more than 3,300 letters concerning the death penalty in Texas, including some from people who offered suggestions about alternate ways of killing prisoners.
Texas Solidifies Execution Drug Secrecy Protections Into LawTexas state law will mandate keeping the identity of Texas' lethal drug suppliers confidential from the public - and even death row inmates and their attorneys.
East Texas Man's Death Penalty Appeal Moves ForwardA federal appeals court has agreed to consider an appeal from a 48-year-old East Texas man on death row for the 2002 slaying of his 2-year-old daughter.
Dallas Case Has Appeals Court Looking At Mental Capacity & The Death PenaltyThe Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that a Dallas County judge has the right to hold a hearing to figure out whether an accused murderer has the mental capacity to face the death penalty.
Condemned Tyler Man Loses Appeal At Supreme CourtAn East Texas man on death row for the slaying of a 93-year-old woman a decade ago at her home in Tyler has lost an appeal at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Condemned Arlington Man Loses Supreme Court AppealThe Supreme Court turned away an appeal from a convicted killer who has spent more than 30 years on death row. Lester Bower of Arlington is facing execution in February.
Fort Worth Man On Death Row For 2006 Slaying Loses AppealA 30-year-old Fort Worth man on death row for an assistant manager's slaying during a robbery at an amusement center more than eight years ago has lost a federal court appeal.
State Lethal Injection Drug Supply Low, As Another State Allows Firing SquadLawmakers pass bill making Utah the only state to allow firing squads for carrying out a death penalty if there is a shortage of execution drugs. Texas' supply will be used up if the state goes forward with two lethal injections in the next two weeks.
Texas Prison Agency Seeks To Replenish Execution Drug SupplyTexas prison officials are scurrying to find a supplier to replenish a dwindling inventory of execution drugs.