Death Row

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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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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