Death Row

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

Texas Inmate Facing Execution Loses Appeal At 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.

01/12/2015

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Did ‘Diabetic Rage’ Cause Eric Williams To Kill Kaufman Co. DAs?

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.

01/08/2015

An inmate waits for the bars to a dorm at a minimum-security facility in Texas to be opened. (credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

Death Row Inmate’s Case Headed To US Appeals Court

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.

CBS 11–11/28/2014

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville. (credit: Getty Images/Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Woman On Texas Death Row Loses State Court Appeal

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.

11/19/2014

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

Texas Death Row Inmate Loses At Supreme Court

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.

11/10/2014

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

Experts: Texas Slowly Moving Away From Executions

For years Texas has executed more prison inmates than any other state, but some believe that trend could be coming to an end.

CBSDFW.COM–10/23/2014

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Man Condemned For 1996 Tyler Slaying Loses Appeal

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.

10/06/2014

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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