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Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

State Finds New Supplier For Execution Drugs

Texas has obtained a new batch of the drugs it uses to execute death row inmates, allowing the state to continue carrying out death sentences once its existing supply expires at the end of the month.

03/19/2014

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Jury Gives Death Sentence To Man Who Set Clerk On Fire

A Garland man convicted of robbing and setting a store clerk on fire has received the death penalty. The jury that convicted Matthew Johnson of capital murder believed there were no mitigating circumstances in his crime and that he would remain a threat to society.

CBS 11–11/08/2013

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Prisons Running Out Of Execution Drug

Texas is the nation’s most active death penalty state and officials say they’re running out of the drug used for executions.

08/01/2013

(credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

Appeal Seeks To Halt Dallas County Woman’s Execution

The lawyer for a Dallas County woman set to die next week is appealing to block the woman’s execution, which would be the 500th in Texas since the state resumed carrying out the death penalty in 1982.

06/19/2013

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Report: Handfull Of States Have Bulk Of Executions

Just four states carried out more than three-fourths of the executions in the United States this year, while another 23 states have not put an inmate to death in 10 years, an anti-capital punishment group reports.

12/18/2012

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)

Man Charged With Murder In Fort Worth Scheduled For Execution This Week

On Tuesday, 48-year-old Cleve Foster is scheduled for his third trip to the death house for participating in the abduction and slaying of a 30-year-old Sudanese woman, Nyaneur Pal, a decade ago near Fort Worth.

09/23/2012

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)

For Third Time, Supreme Court Blocks Execution Of Ex-Army Recruiter

A former Army recruiter set to die Tuesday evening for the rape-slaying of a woman in Fort Worth nearly a decade ago got his third reprieve this year from the U.S. Supreme Court.

09/20/2011

Erick Davila.  (credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

Death Sentence Upheld Over 2 Fort Worth Killings

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the death sentence of a gang member convicted of gunning down a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother three years ago in Fort Worth.

CBSDFW.COM–01/26/2011

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Only 8 Death Sentences Handed Out In Texas In 2010

Texas juries sentenced eight convicted killers to death in 2010, the fewest since 1976 in the nation’s most active death penalty state.

12/14/2010