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Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Arlington Woman Executed For Starvation Death Of 9-Year-Old

A North Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend’s 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening. Lisa Coleman received a lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected her last-day appeal.

09/17/2014

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Lawsuit Argues Texas To Use Expired Execution Drug

Attorneys for a Texas death row inmate scheduled for execution this week contend in a federal lawsuit the sedative intended for his lethal injection is expired and its use could cause him ‘torturous’ pain.

09/09/2014

Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett lived for 43 minutes, then suffered a heart attack after he was given the first drug in the three drug cocktail. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Report: Drugs Killed Oklahoma Inmate In Botched Execution

The Oklahoma inmate whose execution was botched in April succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state’s prisons chief halted efforts to kill him.

08/28/2014

Rowlett mother Darlie Routier convicted of the 1997 killing of her 5-year-old son, Damon. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Judge Orders More DNA Testing For Convicted Rowlett Murderer

A Dallas County judge has signed off on more DNA testing for convicted murderer Darlie Routier of Rowlett.

08/04/2014

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‘Texas 7′ Gang Member Set For February Execution

One of the infamous “Texas 7″ gang of escapees now has an execution date.

07/22/2014

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Prosecutor Of Ex-Death Row Inmate Faces Disbarment

The prosecutor who tried a Texas death row inmate who was later exonerated faces a state bar hearing that could result in the loss of his law license.

07/07/2014

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Appeal Rejected For ‘Texas 7’ Inmate

Donald Newbury, one of the so-called ‘Texas 7′ prison escapees sent to death row for the 2000 slaying of a Dallas area police officer, has lost another appeal.

07/02/2014

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Three Separate Texas Death Row Cases Lose Appeals

Two Supreme Court appeals and one Federal appeal from Texas death row inmates were all recently denied – moving the condemned one step closer to execution.

06/30/2014

Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett lived for 43 minutes, then suffered a heart attack after he was given the first drug in the three drug cocktail. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Dallas Autopsy In Botched Okla. Inmate Execution Cites IV Issue

The team responsible for executing an Oklahoma inmate failed multiple times to insert an intravenous line into his body to deliver lethal drugs, even though the man’s veins were in good condition.

06/13/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Arlington Man On Death Row 3 Decades Loses Appeal

Texas’ highest criminal court has rejected an appeal from a former Arlington man on death row 30 years for the execution-style shooting deaths of four people at an airplane hangar on a North Texas ranch.

06/11/2014

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Lawsuit: Controversy Should Delay Texas Execution

Attorneys for a Texas death row inmate have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit seeking to delay his execution following a bungled execution in Oklahoma.

05/06/2014

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Texas Supreme Court Halts Release Of Drug Supplier

The Texas Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a lower court’s order that the state prison agency must tell attorneys for two death row inmates the name of the supplier of a new batch of lethal injection drugs.

03/28/2014

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