Spared Ex-Texas Death Row Inmate Loses Supreme Court AppealThe U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from spared former Texas death row inmate Thomas "Bart" Whitaker that questioned whether the state's use of a compounded version of the powerful sedative pentobarbital for executions would cause unconstitutional pain.
Gov. Abbott Weighs Texas Parole Board's Advice On Inmate's FateA condemned Texas inmate set for execution Thursday evening awaited word on whether Gov. Greg Abbott would accept the state parole board's rare clemency recommendation to spare the prisoner's life at the urging of his father.
Texas Parole Board Recommends Killer Be Spared From DeathThe Texas parole board on Tuesday made a rare recommendation to commute a death sentence, unanimously endorsing a "lesser penalty" for a man set to be executed this week for masterminding the killings of his mother and brother.
Court Rejects Appeal From British Woman On Texas Death RowA British woman on death row in Texas has lost an appeal for her capital murder conviction in 2002. Attorneys for Linda Carty argued prosecutors coerced witnesses and hid information.
Notorious Dallas Killer Battaglia ExecutedJohn Battaglia killed his two daughters in 2001.
Dallas Man Set To Die For Killing DaughtersJohn David Battaglia is set for execution on Thursday for the May 2001 slayings of his daughters, 9 and 6.
Texas Executes Man For Ex-Girlfriend's KillingA 64-year-old Dallas man on death row for the 1999 slaying of his ex-girlfriend while he was out on parole for killing his estranged wife has been executed in Texas.
Texas Inmate Asking Federal Courts To Keep Him AliveA Texas death row inmate is asking the federal courts to keep him from being executed for the 1999 slaying of his ex-girlfriend while he already was on parole for killing his estranged wife.
Lawyers Try To Stop Mexican Citizen's Execution In TexasRuben Ramirez Cardenas was scheduled for lethal injection Wednesday evening for the February 1997 killing of Mayra Laguna in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas.
4 Texas Death Row Inmates Lose Appeals At US Supreme CourtFour death row inmates in Texas have lost their appeals at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Texas Death Row Inmate Who Won At High Court Gets Life TermA black Texas prison inmate who won a court order for a new punishment hearing because his death sentence may have been tainted by references to race has accepted a new punishment.
Appeals Court Orders Review In Fort Worth Death Penalty CaseTilon Carter is on death row for 2004 killing of James Tomlin during a robbery at his home.