Dorothy Booth

(credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

Scheduled Execution Of Dallas Woman Would Be 500th For State

Texas, the nation’s busiest death penalty state, is set to mark a solemn moment in criminal justice Wednesday with the execution of convicted killer Kimberly McCarthy.

06/26/2013

(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

Kimberly McCarthy (credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

Lancaster Woman’s Execution To Be Delayed

A woman scheduled to be put to death next week has been given a temporary stay of execution. Kimberly McCarthy of Lancaster was convicted of the brutal 1997 murder of an elderly neighbor.

03/29/2013

(credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

Dallas Woman Set To Die Next Month Seeking Delay

A condemned Dallas woman who avoided execution with a last-day reprieve in January is asking a Dallas judge to again halt her execution now set for early next month.

03/22/2013

Convicted Texas murderer Kimberly McCarthy. (credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

Texas Female Execution Halted, DA Will Not Appeal

The first woman scheduled to be executed in the U.S. since 2010 won a reprieve Tuesday, mere hours before she was scheduled to be taken to the Texas death chamber.

01/29/2013