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

Federal Court Approves Texas Inmate’s Execution Wish

A federal appeals court is allowing a Corpus Christi man on death row to volunteer for execution.

04/07/2015

File photo of Cameron Todd Willingham (credit: AP Photo)

Prosecutor In Case Against Cameron Todd Willingham Accused Of Misconduct

A prosecutor who handled the case of a Texas man executed for the fire deaths of his three daughters has been formally accused of misconduct over allegations that he concealed evidence during the 1992 murder trial.

03/18/2015

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville. (credit: Getty Images/Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Texas Appeals Court Halts Scheduled Wednesday Execution

An East Texas man set for execution this week for a shootout eight years ago that left two sheriff’s officers dead has won a reprieve from the state’s highest criminal appeals court.

03/16/2015

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

State Lethal Injection Drug Supply Low, As Another State Allows Firing Squad

Lawmakers pass bill making Utah the only state to allow firing squads for carrying out a death penalty if there is a shortage of execution drugs. Texas’ supply will be used up if the state goes forward with two lethal injections in the next two weeks.

03/10/2015

(Photo by Georgia Department of Corrections/Getty Images)

Texas Prison Agency Seeks To Replenish Execution Drug Supply

Texas prison officials are scurrying to find a supplier to replenish a dwindling inventory of execution drugs.

03/09/2015

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

One Of State’s Longest Serving Death Row Inmates Speaks To CBS 11

He’s one of the longest-serving prisoners to sit on Texas’ death row. Lester Bower spoke exclusively with CBS 11 News about a recent Supreme Court decision to once again put his execution on hold.

02/11/2015

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

Supreme Court Blocks Scheduled Texas Execution Next Week

A condemned Texas inmate set to die next week for a quadruple murder more than 30 years ago in North Texas has received a reprieve from the U.S. Supreme Court.

02/05/2015

The "Texas 7" fugitives (top L-R) Joseph Garcia, Donald Newbury, George Rivas, Larry Harper, (bottom L-R) Patrick Murphy, Jr., Randy Halprin and Michael Rodriguez. (Photo: TDCJ/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Texas 7’ Prison Fugitive Scheduled For Execution Wednesday

A member of a notorious gang that escaped from a Texas prison is scheduled for execution this week for killing a suburban Dallas police officer as the seven fugitives held up a sporting good store.

02/03/2015

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Paroled Dallas Inmate Set To Die For Different 1996 Slaying

Robert Ladd was paroled after serving about a third of his 40-year prison sentence for the fatal stabbing of a Dallas woman whose body was set ablaze. Four years later, he strangled and beat an East Texas woman.

01/28/2015

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Inmate Set To Die Wednesday Wins Reprieve

Texas’ top criminal court called off Wednesday’s scheduled execution of a death row inmate linked to five killings, though attorneys said the court didn’t immediately explain its decision.

01/27/2015

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

Texas Inmate Facing Execution Loses Appeal At Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider an appeal from an East Texas man facing execution in March for a shootout that left two Henderson County sheriff’s deputies dead nearly eight years ago.

01/12/2015

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 Official: Felt ‘Pressure’ To Carry Out Executions

A longtime lawyer for Oklahoma’s prison system said Thursday that he felt pressured by the governor’s and attorney general’s offices to make sure two executions last spring happened on schedule.

12/18/2014

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