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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)

North Texas Man Convicted In Carjack Slaying Set To Die

A North Texas man who was hiding under a truck trailer when he was arrested for a fatal carjacking 12 years ago is facing execution this week in Huntsville.

04/15/2013

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Woman Set To Die Loses At US Supreme Court

A female Texas death row inmate facing execution this month for the fatal stabbing and bludgeoning of a 71-year-old woman has lost an appeal at the U.S. Supreme Court.

01/07/2013

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Report: Handfull Of States Have Bulk Of Executions

Just four states carried out more than three-fourths of the executions in the United States this year, while another 23 states have not put an inmate to death in 10 years, an anti-capital punishment group reports.

12/18/2012

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Texas Death Row Inmate Loses Impairment Appeal

A federal appeals court has rejected an East Texas inmate’s claims that he’s mentally impaired and ineligible for execution.

11/21/2012

Last Minute Appeal Denied For Texas Death Row Inmate

A Texas man whose lawyers said was mentally ill and incompetent for execution headed to the death chamber Wednesday for killing a 12-year-old girl more than a decade ago.

10/10/2012

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Texas Executes Irving Killer

An ex-convict who confessed to killing five people at a Dallas-area car wash a week after he was fired from his job has been executed.

CBSDFW.COM–09/20/2012

Bobby Lee Hines (credit: Texas Department of Criminal Justice)

DNA Test Confirms Death Row Inmate’s Guilt

The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office will seek a new execution date for a death row inmate now that DNA test results are in.

CBSDFW.COM–09/06/2012

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Condemned Inmates Opt For Comfort Foods

French fries, soda, ice cream, hamburgers, chicken, steak and pie are commonly requested items among inmates imminently facing execution, according to a new study.

08/29/2012

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Dallas County Woman On Death Row Loses Appeal

A Dallas County woman on Texas death row has lost a federal court appeal, moving her a step closer to execution for the fatal stabbing and bludgeoning of a 71-year-old neighbor.

07/11/2012

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Judge Blocks Importation Of Drug Used In Execution

A federal judge has blocked the importation of a drug used in executions on grounds the Food and Drug Administration ignored the law by allowing it into this country.

03/27/2012

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‘Texas 7′ Gang Leader Executed In Huntsville

The leader of a group of prison escapees that became known as the Texas Seven is dead. At 6:22 p.m. Wednesday, the state of Texas executed George Rivas, the highest profile death row inmate in years.

02/29/2012

Stephen Barbee.  (Credit Texas Dept. Of Criminal Justice)

Texas Death Row Inmate Begins Quest For New Trial

A hearing is set to determine whether a Texas man sentenced to death for killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and her 7-year-old son should get a new trial.

02/22/2012

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