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Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett lived for 43 minutes, then suffered a heart attack after he was given the first drug in the three drug cocktail. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Oklahoma Official: Felt ‘Pressure’ To Carry Out Executions

A longtime lawyer for Oklahoma’s prison system said Thursday that he felt pressured by the governor’s and attorney general’s offices to make sure two executions last spring happened on schedule.

12/18/2014

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Experts: Texas Slowly Moving Away From Executions

For years Texas has executed more prison inmates than any other state, but some believe that trend could be coming to an end.

CBSDFW.COM–10/23/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Supreme Court Refuses To Block Execution Of Arlington Woman

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block the execution of a North Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend’s 9-year-old son a decade ago.

09/17/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

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.

09/08/2014

(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

Bobby Lee Hines (credit: Texas Department of Criminal Justice)

DNA Test Confirms Death Row Inmate’s Guilt

The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office will seek a new execution date for a death row inmate now that DNA test results are in.

CBSDFW.COM–09/06/2012