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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.

03/07/2011

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.

CBSDFW.COM–02/21/2011

(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.

02/14/2011

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.

CBSDFW.COM–01/18/2011

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 Stop Execution Of Fort Worth Murderer

A former Army recruiter who maintained his innocence in the rape-slaying of a woman in Fort Worth nine years ago received a reprieve from execution Tuesday evening.

CBSDFW.COM–01/12/2011

The execution gurney in the death chamber in Huntsville, Texas. (credit: AP)

Court Throws Out Dallas Death Penalty Case

A court has thrown out the conviction of a man sent to death row for the 1999 abduction, robbery and murder of a Dallas man.

11/18/2010

Ronald Chambers/Dallas County Jail

Longest-Serving Prisoner On Texas Death Row Dies

A spokeswoman for the Dallas County Sheriff’s office says the longest-serving prisoner on Texas’ death row has died of natural causes in the county jail.

CBSDFW.COM–11/15/2010

Death Row Killer's Appeal Rejected

A Fort Worth killer will stay on death row because the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals upheld his conviction.

10/07/2010

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