Death Row

Convicted Texas Killer Who Says Death Was Accident To Be ExecutedThe U.S. Supreme Court is considering multiple appeals from lawyers trying to keep a Texas inmate from execution Wednesday evening for a slaying 15 years ago that the man claims was accidental.
Texas Set To Execute Convicted Killer Of Female ImpersonatorA Texas inmate scheduled to be executed this week for strangling a female impersonator 15 years ago insists the death was an accident during sex and has made multiple appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Texas Sends Fewer To Death Row As Capital Punishment WanesTexas sent far fewer prisoners to death row in 2015, marking the lowest number of new condemned inmates since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld capital punishment nearly four decades ago.
Execution Scheduled For Texas Man Who Set Fire That Killed 3 ChildrenA Texas inmate was set to be executed Wednesday evening for setting a fire that killed his 18-month-old daughter and her two young half-sisters at an East Texas home 15 years ago.
Convicted Texas Triple-Murderer Loses Supreme Court AppealThe U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from a condemned triple killer in Austin who contends his previous attorney abandoned him and missed a critical deadline for filing an appeal.
Texas Court: Irving Death Row Inmate Can Testify Against Himself The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has ruled prosecutors can call a death row inmate to testify at a hearing despite 5th Amendment protections that allow defendants to refuse to testify against themselves.
Supreme Court Turns Down North Texas Man On Death RowThe U.S. Supreme court has refused an appeal from a 42-year-old man sent to death row for the murders of two North Texas sandwich shop workers during robbery 13 years ago.
Inmate Convicted Of Killing 89-Year-Old Fort Worth Man Loses AppealA Fort Worth man sent to death row for smothering an 89-year-old man and robbing him of about $6,000 has lost a federal court appeal.
Texas Death Row Gets Year's 1st New InmateTexas' death row is getting its first inmate of 2015, ending a 10-month hiatus in death sentences imposed by juries in the nation's most active capital punishment state.
Convicted Killer Heads To Death Row; 1st In Texas In 2015Death row in Texas is getting its first inmate in 2015, ending a 10-month hiatus in death sentences imposed by juries in the nation's most active capital punishment state.
Greenville Death Row Inmate Loses AppealA man sent to death row for fatally shooting his ex-wife four years ago during a domestic dispute has lost an appeal before the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
Texans Offer Governor Ideas On Executing Death Row InmatesGov. Greg Abbott has received more than 3,300 letters concerning the death penalty in Texas, including some from people who offered suggestions about alternate ways of killing prisoners.

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