Texas’ highest criminal court has refused an appeal from a Dallas man sent to death row for fatally stabbing his two stepsons during a 2007 attack that also killed his wife.
Attorneys for a condemned killer facing execution this week in Texas are insisting his punishment should be stopped because he risks the same ordeal experienced recently by an Oklahoma inmate whose lethal injection was disrupted.
In the aftermath of a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma, a constitutional rights group is calling for replacing the use of drug combinations in executions with a single drug.
The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishments, but one inmate’s execution was anything but.
An Oklahoma inmate whose execution was halted Tuesday because the delivery of a new drug combination was botched died of a heart attack.
A Texas judge allowed state prison officials on Thursday to keep the identity of a new execution drug supplier secret despite new challenges to the state’s claim that making the name public could put the company in danger.
The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has refused to delay a Mexican national’s scheduled execution this week.
The Innocence Project said that the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied its petition to posthumously pardon a man executed for killing his three children in a house fire.
State prison officials have offered scant evidence to support their claim that pharmacies that supply Texas with execution drugs would be in danger of violence if their identities were made public.
The U.S. Supreme Court won’t stop the execution of a Texas serial killer whose attorneys want the state to release information about where it gets its lethal injection drug.
The U.S. Supreme Court will be asked to halt Thursday’s execution of a Texas serial killer whose attorneys are challenging the state’s refusal to release information about where it gets its lethal injection drug.
A federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a ruling requiring the Texas prison system to disclose more information about where it gets lethal-injection drugs, reversing a judge who had halted an upcoming execution.