Texas Man Gets Death Sentence For Gruesome Slaying Of 5-Year-OldA West Texas jury has sentenced a man to death for the 2014 slaying of his then-girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter, who died after her throat was slit.
60 Years In Prison For Man Trying To Sell 4-Year-Old For SexA father advertised on Craigslist and exchanged emails with undercover Houston police officers offering his daughter "younger than 10" whom he would drug before the encounter.
Texas Executes Man Who Stuffed Woman's Body Into LuggageAsked by the warden if he had a final statement, Rosendo Rodriguez spoke defiantly for seven minutes and never apologized to relatives of his victims watching through a window.
Man Who Stuffed Texas Woman's Body Into Luggage Set To Die Day After BirthdayOn Tuesday, a day after his 38th birthday, Rosendo Rodriguez III is set for execution for the 2005 murder of Summer Baldwin. She was 10 weeks pregnant.
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.
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.
Death Sentence Upheld In Kaufman Co. Prosecutors Murders CaseTexas' highest criminal court upheld a former justice of the peace's conviction for killing a district attorney's wife in what prosecutors said was a revenge plot that left three dead.
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.
Supreme Court Orders New Hearing For Black Texas InmateThe Supreme Court has ordered a new court hearing for a black Texas prison inmate who claims improper testimony about his race tainted his death sentence.
Convicted Killer Of 2 In Fort Worth Set To Die WednesdayLawyers for Texas death row inmate Christopher Wilkins looked to the U.S. Supreme Court to keep him from becoming the first prisoner executed in the nation this year.
2016 Marks Low Point For Death Sentences Since 1970sOnly five states conducted executions this year, the fewest number of states to do so since 1983. Georgia led the way with nine, followed by Texas with seven.
Execution Scheduled For Texas Man Who Set Fire That Killed 3 ChildrenA Texas inmate was set to be executed Wednesday evening for setting a fire that killed his 18-month-old daughter and her two young half-sisters at an East Texas home 15 years ago.