TX Appeals Court Throws Out Conviction Of Waco Man On Death Row Texas' highest criminal court has thrown out the conviction of a Waco man sent to death row for the ambush slayings of two men outside a Waco apartment complex in March 2011.
Appeals Court Halts Execution For Dad Who Killed DaughtersThe Texas Court of Criminal Appeals delayed the Dec. 7 execution of John David Battaglia after his attorney had appealed a judge's ruling last month that he's mentally competent for execution.
Ruff Justice: Dog Wins Release From Death RowA Michigan dog who spent weeks on death row has returned home after DNA tests cleared him in the death of Vlad, a dog next door.
Judge Rejects Appeal From British Woman On Texas Death RowA judge has rejected arguments from attorneys for a British woman on Texas death row that prosecutors coerced witnesses and improperly hid information that could have affected the outcome of her capital murder trial 14 years ago.
Court: Texas Death Row Inmate May Have Faked Mental IllnessA Texas death row inmate may have faked mental illness to avoid execution for the fatal shooting of his ex-girlfriend and her daughter 23 years ago in Houston, a federal appeals court said.
Inmate Set To Die For Prison Officer Slaying Gets ReprieveA Texas prisoner who was set to die later this month for the slaying of a corrections officer has received a reprieve.
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.