Attorneys for a Texas death row inmate set for execution next week have said they will ask a federal appeals court to halt the punishment.
Texas’ highest criminal court denied an appeal Wednesday from a woman who was sentenced to death for the killing of her developmentally disabled babysitter four years ago.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from a 42-year-old man sent to death row for killing a North Texas police officer and another man in a shootout at an Ellis County convenience store 12 years ago.
For years Texas has executed more prison inmates than any other state, but some believe that trend could be coming to an end.
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a Texas death row prisoner convicted of the slaying of a Tyler woman at her apartment 18 years ago.
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.
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.
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.
A Dallas County judge has signed off on more DNA testing for convicted murderer Darlie Routier of Rowlett.
One of the infamous “Texas 7″ gang of escapees now has an execution date.
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.
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.