Arkansas Execution Plan Again Thrown Into DoubtAn aggressive effort by the state of Arkansas to carry out its first executions since 2005 stalled for the second time this week as courts blocked two lethal injections planned for Thursday, prompting Gov. Asa Hutchinson to express frustration at legal delaying tactics.
Arkansas Vows To Keep Pushing For Executions Despite SetbackArkansas officials vowed to carry out a double execution later this week after the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a setback to the state's plan to resume capital punishment for the first time in nearly 12 years.
Arkansas Wants To Kill 7 Men With Drugs For The LivingWhen administered as their manufacturers intend, the three drugs Arkansas could use in lethal injections next week if courts allow the executions to proceed are key products of the pharmaceutical industry.
Lawyer: No Late Appeals Likely For Texas Inmate Set To DieAppeals appeared to be exhausted and no last-day legal attempts were expected for a man scheduled to die Tuesday evening for killing a father and infant son as part of a Christmas Eve 1987 rampage in Arlington.
Hitman In Texas Murder-For-Hire Murder Put To DeathA paid hitman was executed Tuesday night in Texas for gunning down a San Antonio woman in a life insurance scheme nearly a quarter-century ago.
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.