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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.