Killer Of Houston Police Sergeant Loses Federal AppealAnthony Haynes was less than three hours from execution in 2012 when the U.S. Supreme Court halted his punishment.
Ex-Police Officer On Texas Death Row Loses Federal AppealRobert Fratta, a former suburban Houston police officer on death row for hiring a hitman to kill his estranged wife in 1994 has lost an appeal before a federal appeals court, moving him a step closer to execution.
Fort Worth Gang Member To Die For Killing Girl, GrandmotherIce cream and birthday cake were being served at a 9-year-old girl's party when Erick Davila grabbed a laser-sighted semi-automatic rifle from the trunk of his car and opened fire.
Convicted Fort Worth Killer Set To Die This Month Loses AppealErick Davila is set for lethal injection April 25 in Huntsville for the April 2008 murders of Queshawn Stevenson and her grandmother, Annette Stevenson, in Fort Worth.
Execution Set For Killer Of 93-Year-Old East Texas WomanClifton Williams, 34, is set for lethal injection June 21 in Huntsville for the deadly beating and stabbing of Cecilia Schneider at her home in Tyler in July 2005.
Spared Ex-Texas Death Row Inmate Loses Supreme Court AppealThe U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from spared former Texas death row inmate Thomas "Bart" Whitaker that questioned whether the state's use of a compounded version of the powerful sedative pentobarbital for executions would cause unconstitutional pain.
Gov. Abbott Weighs Texas Parole Board's Advice On Inmate's FateA condemned Texas inmate set for execution Thursday evening awaited word on whether Gov. Greg Abbott would accept the state parole board's rare clemency recommendation to spare the prisoner's life at the urging of his father.
Texas Parole Board Recommends Killer Be Spared From DeathThe Texas parole board on Tuesday made a rare recommendation to commute a death sentence, unanimously endorsing a "lesser penalty" for a man set to be executed this week for masterminding the killings of his mother and brother.