Texas is the nation’s most active death penalty state and officials say they’re running out of the drug used for executions.
A former financial analyst with a history of disruptive behavior was executed Wednesday for the road-rage shooting deaths of two truckers in the Dallas area 15 years ago.
A Texas man convicted of fatally shooting a retired sheriff’s deputy during the robbery of an amusement center more than a decade ago was put to death Tuesday evening.
Texas has executed its 500th inmate since the state resumed carrying out capital punishment in 1982.
Texas, the nation’s busiest death penalty state, is set to mark a solemn moment in criminal justice Wednesday with the execution of convicted killer Kimberly McCarthy.
An attorney for a Dallas County woman set to die Wednesday says she has exhausted all efforts to block her execution, which would be the 500th in Texas since the state resumed carrying out the death penalty in 1982.
Texas’ highest criminal court has denied a request to block a Dallas County woman’s execution this week.
The lawyer for a Dallas County woman set to die next week is appealing to block the woman’s execution, which would be the 500th in Texas since the state resumed carrying out the death penalty in 1982.
A North Texas woman on Texas death row for the starvation death of a 9-year-old boy has lost a federal court appeal, moving her a step closer to execution.
A Texas inmate was executed Thursday evening for fatally shooting one of three people he and a partner abducted during a convenience store robbery nearly 11 years ago. Richard Cobb, 29, didn’t deny using a 20-gauge shotgun to kill Kenneth Vandever in an East Texas field where two women also were shot and one was raped. He was convicted of capital murder.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has refused an appeal from a gang member sent to death row for gunning down a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother five years ago in Fort Worth.
According to a new Amnesty International report, the U.S. can count itself among the top five countries in the world that carry out executions. And the USA has the dubious distinction of being the only country in the Americas with an execution in 2012.