The Texas prison agency’s position that its supplier of a new batch of execution drugs should be kept secret is being challenged by the attorneys for two inmates.
The U.S. Supreme Court is considering appeals from a convicted killer seeking to avoid the Texas death chamber for the robbery and slaying of a woman in Rowlett.
Texas has obtained a new batch of the drugs used to execute death row inmates, allowing the state to continue carrying out death sentences at the end of the month.
Texas has obtained a new batch of the drugs it uses to execute death row inmates, allowing the state to continue carrying out death sentences once its existing supply expires at the end of the month.
A woman convicted of torturing and killing a mentally impaired man she lured to Texas with the promise of marriage was scheduled to be executed Wednesday in a rare case of a female death-row inmate.
When capital murder defendant Suzanne Basso showed up for court, there was no certainty which Suzanne Basso would appear. Basso, 59, is scheduled to be put to death Wednesday for the 1998 slaying of 59-year-old Louis “Buddy” Musso.
Edgar Arias Tamayo was set for lethal injection Wednesday for the January 1994 slaying of a Houston police officer two decades ago.
Dallas County prosecutors want the death penalty for Matthew Johnson for the way he killed Nancy Harris by setting her on fire.
The execution of 43-year-old Michael Yowell was carried out Wednesday evening in Huntsville after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal
Texas prison officials say they’re using a compounding pharmacy to obtain the drug used during executions.
A former Texas street gang member has been put to death for his involvement in the fatal shootings of four women during an ambush 11 years ago. Robert Gene Garza, 30, is the 12th inmate executed this year in Texas.
The nation’s most active death penalty state will continue to use the same execution drug but won’t say how it will replace its supply that expires this month, Texas prison officials said Thursday.