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Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Executes Man Who Killed Ex-Wife, Her Brother

A man convicted of gunning down his former common-law wife and her brother more than two decades ago in Houston was put to death by lethal injection Wednesday evening.

09/10/2014

The Wynne Unit in Huntsville, one of the seven prison units in Walker County, Texas.  (Photo credit CHANTAL VALERY/AFP/Getty Images)

Condemned Killer Of 2 Set To Die In Texas

The U.S. Supreme Court considered whether to keep Texas inmate Willie Trottie from the death chamber Wednesday evening for the slayings 21 years ago in Houston of his former common-law wife and her brother.

09/10/2014

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

Lawsuit Argues Texas To Use Expired Execution Drug

Attorneys for a Texas death row inmate scheduled for execution this week contend in a federal lawsuit the sedative intended for his lethal injection is expired and its use could cause him ‘torturous’ pain.

09/09/2014

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

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 Report: Executioners Need More Training

Oklahoma turned to a 15-year physician and a medical technician with 40 years’ experience to put Clayton Lockett to death, yet his execution still went awry.

09/04/2014

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)

Report: Drugs Killed Oklahoma Inmate In Botched Execution

The Oklahoma inmate whose execution was botched in April succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state’s prisons chief halted efforts to kill him.

08/28/2014

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

Execution Drug Cost Quadruples For Texas Prisons

The Texas prison agency is paying four times more for its execution drugs from a new supplier.

08/15/2014

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No Changes In Texas’ Execution Procedure

Texas prison officials say they plan no changes in lethal injection procedures in the wake of problems with an execution in Arizona.

07/25/2014

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

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