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

Three Separate Texas Death Row Cases Lose Appeals

Two Supreme Court appeals and one Federal appeal from Texas death row inmates were all recently denied – moving the condemned one step closer to execution.

06/30/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Concerns Aside, Executions Persist In Some States

With Florida carrying out the nation’s third execution in less than 24 hours, some death penalty states — particularly in Texas — appear unfazed by the recent furor over how the U.S. performs lethal injections.

06/18/2014

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)

Dallas Autopsy In Botched Okla. Inmate Execution Cites IV Issue

The team responsible for executing an Oklahoma inmate failed multiple times to insert an intravenous line into his body to deliver lethal drugs, even though the man’s veins were in good condition.

06/13/2014

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)

Dallas ME Returns Okla. Execution Inmate’s Body Without Heart

The body of an Oklahoma inmate who died after a botched execution of what corrections officials have said was an apparent heart attack was returned from an independent autopsy without the heart or larynx, a state medical official said Monday.

06/09/2014

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Refuses Appeal In Fort Worth Slaying

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction and death sentence given to a Fort Worth man for a 2010 convenience store holdup that left two men dead.

06/09/2014

The execution gurney in the death chamber in Huntsville, Texas. (credit: AP)

Texas Execution Drug Source Can Be Secret

Texas can keep secret the name of its supplier for its execution drugs, the state attorney general determined after law enforcement argued that suppliers face serious danger.

05/30/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

AG: Texas Can Keep Execution Drug Source Secret

The Texas Attorney General says the state doesn’t have to disclose where it gets its execution drugs.

05/29/2014

The judge's podium in a courtroom. (credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Convicted Killer Of Wife And 2 Stepsons Loses Death Penalty Appeal

Texas’ highest criminal court has refused an appeal from a Dallas man sent to death row for fatally stabbing his two stepsons during a 2007 attack that also killed his wife.

05/14/2014

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

Texas Inmate Cites Oklahoma Ordeal To Stop His Pending Execution

Attorneys for a condemned killer facing execution this week in Texas are insisting his punishment should be stopped because he risks the same ordeal experienced recently by an Oklahoma inmate whose lethal injection was disrupted.

05/12/2014

The execution gurney in the death chamber in Huntsville, Texas. (credit: AP)

Report Urges End To Execution Drug Mixtures

In the aftermath of a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma, a constitutional rights group is calling for replacing the use of drug combinations in executions with a single drug.

05/07/2014

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)

Okla. Botched Execution Won’t Change Texas Death Penalty Procedures

The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishments, but one inmate’s execution was anything but.

04/30/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Okla. Inmate Dies Of Heart Attack After Botched Execution

An Oklahoma inmate whose execution was halted Tuesday because the delivery of a new drug combination was botched died of a heart attack.

04/29/2014

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