Oklahoma House Passes Bill Ending Electric Chair ExecutionsThe Oklahoma House approved legislation Thursday to eliminate the electric chair as a method of execution, although it's been more than 50 years since the state's last electrocution.
Texas Appealing To Get Execution Reprieve ReversedThe Texas Attorney General's Office is appealing a federal judge's decision to give a reprieve to a 32-year-old man who had been set to die Thursday for the 2004 robbery-slaying of a convenience store worker in Corpus Christi.
Texas Executes Man Convicted Of Killing 2 In North TexasForty-three-year-old Terry Edwards was put to death by lethal injection Thursday night for the $3,000 holdup at a Subway restaurant where two employees were gunned down in 2002.
Convict In Slayings Of 2 In Dallas Subway Shop Holdup Set To Die Attorneys for 43-year-old Texas death row inmate Terry Edwards are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his scheduled lethal injection for a fatal robbery more than 14 years ago at a Dallas-area Subway sandwich shop.
Texas Appeals Court Refuses To Block Thursday ExecutionThe Texas Court of Criminal Appeals late Tuesday rejected appeals from attorneys for Terry Edwards.
Execution Of Collin County Real Estate Agent's Killer ResetThe Dallas Public Library is selling thousands of books, CD's, DVD's and vinyl albums at bargain prices. The sale at the J. Erik Jonsson Branch, on Young Street in downtown Dallas, begins January 28.
Texas Carries Out First U.S. Execution Of 2017Texas on Wednesday put to death an inmate convicted of killing two men over a phony drug deal, the first U.S. execution of 2017. Christopher Wilkins was declared dead 13 minutes after a lethal injection.
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.
Texas Man Set To Die For Double Murder Over Fake Drug DealA Fort Worth jury sent Christopher Wilkins to death row for killing two men after he explained how he shot his victims over a $20 phony drug deal. On Wednesday the 48-year-old is scheduled to die.
Inmate To Die Next Week For Fort Worth Killings Loses AppealThe Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has rejected an appeal from a 48-year-old man set for execution next week for the slayings of two men in Fort Worth more than 11 years ago.
State Of Texas Carries Out The Fewest Executions In 2 DecadesThe Lone Star State is losing the reputation as a leader in death penalty sentences and executions. This year the state of Texas has carried out the fewest executions in two decades.
Appeals Court Halts Execution For Dad Who Killed DaughtersThe Texas Court of Criminal Appeals delayed the Dec. 7 execution of John David Battaglia after his attorney had appealed a judge's ruling last month that he's mentally competent for execution.