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.
The Texas attorney general’s office says it is appealing a federal judge’s order stopping the state from executing two condemned inmates until prison officials disclose information about the supplier of a new batch of drugs that would be used to kill them.
Two days before Texas is set to execute its first inmate with a new batch of drugs, the state prison agency remained determined Tuesday to keep its supplier a secret, citing threats of violence to pharmacies that sell drugs used in lethal injections.
The Texas Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a lower court’s order that the state prison agency must tell attorneys for two death row inmates the name of the supplier of a new batch of lethal injection drugs.
A Dallas-area man was executed Thursday evening in Texas for the robbery and slaying of a woman who was attacked while delivering food to his parents’ home 11 years ago.
Attorneys for two Texas inmates who would be the first executed with a replenished stockpile of execution drugs are challenging the prison agency’s position that the supplier of the new batch should be kept secret.
The Texas prison agency’s position that its supplier of a new batch of execution drugs should be kept secret is being challenged by the attorneys for two inmates.
The U.S. Supreme Court is considering appeals from a convicted killer seeking to avoid the Texas death chamber for the robbery and slaying of a woman in Rowlett.
Texas has obtained a new batch of the drugs used to execute death row inmates, allowing the state to continue carrying out death sentences at the end of the month.