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The judge's podium in a courtroom. (credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Convicted Killer Of Wife And 2 Stepsons Loses Death Penalty Appeal

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.

05/14/2014

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

Texas Inmate Cites Oklahoma Ordeal To Stop His Pending Execution

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.

05/12/2014

The execution gurney in the death chamber in Huntsville, Texas. (credit: AP)

Report Urges End To Execution Drug Mixtures

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.

05/07/2014

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)

Okla. Botched Execution Won’t Change Texas Death Penalty Procedures

The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishments, but one inmate’s execution was anything but.

04/30/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Okla. Inmate Dies Of Heart Attack After Botched Execution

An Oklahoma inmate whose execution was halted Tuesday because the delivery of a new drug combination was botched died of a heart attack.

04/29/2014

The execution gurney in the death chamber in Huntsville, Texas. (credit: AP)

Judge Lets Texas Keep Execution Drug Secret

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.

04/11/2014

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Texas Parole Board Refuses To Stop Execution

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has refused to delay a Mexican national’s scheduled execution this week.

04/08/2014

Cameron Todd Willingham (credit: AP Photo)

Parole Board Denies Pardon For Willingham

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.

04/07/2014

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Scant Evidence Of Threats To Execution Drugmakers

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.

04/03/2014

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

Supreme Court Won’t Stop Texas Execution Over Drug Fight

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.

04/03/2014

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Supreme Court To Decide Texas Execution Drug Case

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.

04/03/2014

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

Appeals Court Overturns Ruling On Execution Drugs

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.

04/02/2014

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