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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

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.

02/21/2012

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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.

01/17/2012

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.

11/02/2011

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.

10/04/2011

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.

06/02/2011

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.

04/15/2011

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.

CBSDFW.COM–04/05/2011

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.

03/31/2011

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