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

Texas Death Row Inmate Says “Secret Deal” Tainted Trial

A man set to die for the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and her son is seeking a new trial on claims that his attorney had a “secret deal” with the judge.



Condemned North Texas Carjacker Loses Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from a 38-year-old man sent to death row for a fatal carjacking nearly 11 years ago in North Texas.


Texas death row inmate Chelsea Richardson. (credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

North Texas Woman On Death Row To Instead Get Life Term

A North Texas woman is getting off death row after an appeals court agreed prosecutors improperly withheld evidence at her original sentencing hearing.


Rowlett mother Darlie Routier convicted of the 1997 killing of her 5-year-old son, Damon. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Condemned Mom Darlie Routier Now Divorced

The husband of Texas death row inmate Darlie Routier has divorced the former homemaker who was condemned after her young sons were fatally stabbed in their Rowlett home.


Texas death row inmate Chelsea Richardson. (credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

Lawyer Claims Misconduct, Wants Woman Off Texas Death Row

Lawyers seeking to get a woman off Texas death row have renewed their claim of misconduct by a former prosecutor.


The Texas death chamber in Huntsville. (credit: Getty Images/Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Texas Bans Psychologist Witness In Death Row Cases

A psychologist who examined more than a dozen Texas death row inmates has been banned from performing future evaluations.


Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

U.S. Supreme Court Gives Reprieve To Fort Worth Murderer

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the first scheduled execution of a Texas death row inmate using pentobarbital. Cleve Foster was set to die for the 2002 slaying of a woman in Fort Worth.


The Texas death chamber in Huntsville. (credit: Getty Images/Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Lawyers Claim Texas Is Improperly Buying Lethal Injection Drugs

Two attorneys say state officials have been buying lethal-injection drugs using a long-closed hospital’s registration number.


Hank Skinner, an ex-con sent to Texas' death row for three murders and spared from execution earlier this year by the U.S. Supreme Court. (credit: AP Photo)

Court Rules For Texas Inmate Who Wants DNA Testing

The Supreme Court has ruled that an inmate in Texas can pursue his claims to crime-scene evidence that he says may show he is innocent.


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)

Innocent Man Serves 18 Years, State Denies Compensation

An innocent man who spent 18 years in prison is being denied state compensation. The words “actual innocence” aren’t printed on a court order for Anthony Graves, so the state won’t pay the $1.4 million due him.


(credit: Texas Department of Criminal Justice)

Killer Of Mentally Impaired Arlington Woman Set To Die Tuesday

Two North Texas men looking for an adrenaline rush by committing a murder tried a pellet gun and then a crossbow before switching to a rifle to kill their 19-year-old mentally challenged victim.


Cleve Foster is scheduled for execution on Tuesday. He is charged with the abduction and slaying a woman a decade ago near Fort Worth.   (credit: TX Dept. of Criminal Justice)

Justices Reject Appeals Of 2 North Texas Murderers

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected appeals from two Texas death row inmates whose executions the court previously blocked, including one stopped at the last minute a week ago.