The 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.
An 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.
The 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.
A 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.
Lawmakers 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 officials are scurrying to find a supplier to replenish a dwindling inventory of execution drugs.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the death sentence of a Dallas-area man convicted of killing his girlfriend and her daughter during a jealous rage four years ago.
New reviews of forensic evidence support a Texas death row inmate’s long-held claims that he didn’t kill a 19-year-old woman nearly two decades ago, said attorneys for the man who faces execution next month.
He’s one of the longest-serving prisoners to sit on Texas’ death row. Lester Bower spoke exclusively with CBS 11 News about a recent Supreme Court decision to once again put his execution on hold.
A condemned Texas inmate set to die next week for a quadruple murder more than 30 years ago in North Texas has received a reprieve from the U.S. Supreme Court.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider an appeal from an East Texas man facing execution in March for a shootout that left two Henderson County sheriff’s deputies dead nearly eight years ago.
Less than a month after being sentenced to death for killing a district attorney and his wife, the state has agreed to have former Justice of the Peace Eric Williams examined to see if his murderous rampage was triggered by a damaged brain.