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Texas Must Tell Attorneys Execution Drug Supplier

Attorneys for two Texas inmates who would be the first executed with a replenished stockpile of execution drugs are challenging the prison agency’s position that the supplier of the new batch should be kept secret.

03/27/2014

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Condemned Killer Of 2 In Fort Worth Loses Appeal

A 45-year-old Texas death row inmate convicted of killing two men in Fort Worth for duping him into buying a phony rock of crack cocaine has lost a federal court appeal.

03/26/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

State Finds New Supplier For Execution Drugs

Texas has obtained a new batch of the drugs it uses to execute death row inmates, allowing the state to continue carrying out death sentences once its existing supply expires at the end of the month.

03/19/2014

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Convicted Dallas-Area Killer On Death Row Loses Appeal

A convicted killer facing execution next month for a Dallas-area slaying 11 years ago has lost an appeal at the U.S. Supreme Court.

02/24/2014

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Jury Gives Death Sentence To Man Who Set Clerk On Fire

A Garland man convicted of robbing and setting a store clerk on fire has received the death penalty. The jury that convicted Matthew Johnson of capital murder believed there were no mitigating circumstances in his crime and that he would remain a threat to society.

CBS 11–11/08/2013

Convenience store clerk Nancy Harris died from injuries sustained after she was set on fire during a robbery.

Prosecutors Push For Death Penalty In Store Clerk Murder Trial

A Dallas jury saw new video and heard new audio as prosecutors wrapped up their final arguments in the penalty phase of a high-profile murder trial.

CBS 11–11/06/2013

Matthew Johnson was convicted of setting a store clerk on fire during a robbery. (credit: Garland Police Department)

Family Members Testify To Save Convicted Murderer’s Life

Defense lawyers continue to try to save the life of a man who has been convicted of murdering an elderly store clerk.

CBS 11–11/05/2013

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Won’t Switch Execution Drug

The nation’s most active death penalty state will continue to use the same execution drug but won’t say how it will replace its supply that expires this month, Texas prison officials said Thursday.

09/19/2013

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Condemned Killer Of Fort Worth Women Loses Appeal

A prisoner on Texas death row for the fatal stabbings of an 89-year-old woman and her 71-year-old daughter at their Fort Worth home has lost a federal court appeal.

09/18/2013

The judge's podium in a courtroom. (credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Appeals Court Rules Tarrant Inmate Can’t Be Executed

A man convicted of murdering a Fort Worth restaurant manager in October of 1989 cannot be executed, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday.

09/11/2013

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 Shooter Hasan Forcibly Shaved In Prison

The dispute over the beard had led to the ouster of the original judge in his court-martial. The new judge had allowed Hasan to keep it as his trial last month.

09/03/2013

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Convicted Fort Hood Shooter Arrives At Death Row

Fort Hood officials say the Army psychiatrist sentenced to death for the 2009 shooting rampage has arrived at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.

08/30/2013

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