Texas Halts Scheduled Execution Pending Drug TestThe scheduled July 14 execution of a man convicted in the slaying of a medical student robbed of $40 has been postponed indefinitely.
Supreme Court To Review Claims From Texas Death Row InmatesThe Supreme Court will hear appeals from two African-American death-row inmates in Texas, including one who argued his sentence was based on his race.
Texas Man On Death Row Gets August Execution DateA 33-year-old man on death row for the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Texas woman whose remains weren't found until two years after she vanished has received an execution date.
Dallas Man Condemned For 1993 Slaying Loses SCOTUS AppealThe U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from a 41-year-old man on death row for attacking a newlywed couple on a Mesquite jogging trail 23 years ago, killing the husband and raping the wife.
On Death Row 35 Years, Texas Inmate Dies Of Natural CausesA man on death row for 35 years for a Texas robbery where three people were shot and killed and a fourth was severely wounded has died of natural causes.
Texas Prison Agency Reviewing Feds Ban Of Execution DrugThe FDA is refusing to back down from its decision to block the Texas prison system from importing a drug that could be used for capital punishment.
Texas Prison Agency Reviewing Federal Ban Of Drug Used In ExecutionsTexas prison officials are reviewing what they call the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's tentative decision to block it from importing a drug that could be used in executions.
Killer Of 3 On Texas Death Row Loses Federal Court AppealA federal appeals court has rejected an appeal from a South Texas man sent to death row for a triple slaying at a neighbor's home 10 years ago.
Texas Inmate Set To Die Tuesday For Dallas-Area Store HoldupA Collin County convenience store clerk was on the phone with his girlfriend when two people, one of them carrying a sawed-off shotgun, walked in. Gregory Martin told her he believed he was about to be robbed and to call police.
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.