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.
Texas Solidifies Execution Drug Secrecy Protections Into LawTexas state law will mandate keeping the identity of Texas' lethal drug suppliers confidential from the public - and even death row inmates and their attorneys.
East Texas Man's Death Penalty Appeal Moves ForwardA federal appeals court has agreed to consider an appeal from a 48-year-old East Texas man on death row for the 2002 slaying of his 2-year-old daughter.
Dallas Case Has Appeals Court Looking At Mental Capacity & The Death PenaltyThe Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that a Dallas County judge has the right to hold a hearing to figure out whether an accused murderer has the mental capacity to face the death penalty.