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

Lawyers Fight Execution, Despite Inmate’s Wish

Texas inmate Daniel Lee Lopez wants to be put to death Wednesday evening for striking and killing a police lieutenant with an SUV during a chase more than six years ago.

08/12/2015

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Inmate Who Dropped Appeals Headed To Execution

Texas inmate Daniel Lee Lopez has been trying to speed up his execution since being sent to death row five years ago for a police lieutenant’s killing and this week he’s hoping to get his wish.

08/11/2015

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

2 Texas Executions Likely To Go On This Week

Wherever their summer travels have taken them, Supreme Court justices will probably weigh in on plans to execute two death row inmates this week in Texas.

08/10/2015

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

Court Halts Execution Of Tyler Woman’s Killer

An inmate won an indefinite reprieve Thursday, hours before he was set to die for the slaying of a 93-year-old Tyler woman at her home during a robbery a decade ago.

07/16/2015

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Inmate Set To Die Thursday For Killing Elderly Woman

A death-row inmate convicted of fatally beating and stabbing a 93-year-old woman during a robbery at her East Texas home is facing execution without any last-minute court appeals.

07/15/2015

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

Man To Die For East Texas Mechanic’s Slaying

No appeals were in the courts as condemned Texas prisoner Gregory Russeau headed for execution Thursday evening for the slaying of a 75-year-old East Texas auto repair shop owner 14 years ago during a crack cocaine binge.

06/18/2015

Texas death row prisoner Lester Bower. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Texas Inmate Set To Die For Murder That Happened 31-Years Ago

67-year old Lester Bower will be the oldest Texas inmate executed if his scheduled lethal injection is carried out this week in Huntsville for the slayings of four men at a North Texas ranch more than 31 years ago.

06/02/2015

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Texas Senate OKs Keeping Execution Drug Suppliers Secret

The identity of execution drug makers for the nation’s busiest death chamber would remain confidential under a bill passed by the Texas Senate.

05/11/2015

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

Pharmaceutical Firm Wants Lethal Injection Drugs Returned

A drugmaker has asked states to return supplies of the company’s products that could be used for lethal injection in a broad request that included Texas plus other states that don’t even use the drugs in question.

05/06/2015

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

Texas Executes San Antonio Man For Killing Police Officer

A San Antonio man who fatally shot a SWAT team member with the officer’s own gun more than 14 years ago was executed Wednesday.

04/15/2015

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Man Executed For Ferris Police Officer’s 2002 Shooting Death

Texas prison officials on Thursday executed a man convicted in the slaying of Ferris police officer Harry Marvin “Marty” Steinfeldt III during a 2002 shootout that followed the killing of a customer outside a convenience store.

04/09/2015

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

Ferris Police Officer’s Killer Set To Die

Kent Sprouse acknowledged almost immediately after he was apprehended that he fatally shot a police officer and another man outside of a Ferris convenience store.

04/08/2015

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