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.
New Report Looks At Military Veterans, PTSD & Capital PunishmentA day before Veterans Day, a new report suggests military veterans on death row haven't received enough consideration for mental illnesses as a result of their combat experiences.
Texas Prison Agency Replenishes Execution Drug SupplyTexas prison officials have acquired a small supply of pentobarbital to replenish their dwindling inventory of the execution drug so lethal injections set for next month in the nation's most active death penalty state can be carried out.
Fort Worth Man On Death Row Loses Supreme Court AppealThe U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a Fort Worth man convicted of killing a 61-year-old grandmother at her Johnson County home nearly five years ago.
Did 'Diabetic Rage' Cause Eric Williams To Kill Kaufman Co. DAs?Less than a month after being sentenced to death for killing a district attorney and his wife, the state has agreed to have former Justice of the Peace Eric Williams examined to see if his murderous rampage was triggered by a damaged brain.
Condemned Killer Of 2 Set To Die In TexasThe U.S. Supreme Court considered whether to keep Texas inmate Willie Trottie from the death chamber Wednesday evening for the slayings 21 years ago in Houston of his former common-law wife and her brother.
Texas & Missouri Plan Executions Wednesday Two of the nation's most active death penalty states are planning executions Wednesday, even as attorneys for the condemned men try to save them.
State Finds New Supplier For Execution DrugsTexas 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.
Jury Gives Death Sentence To Man Who Set Clerk On FireA 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.