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Rickey Lewis, executed on April 9, 2013 for murder.

Texas Executes Man For 1990 Fatal Shooting, Rape

A Texas convict with a lengthy criminal history was executed Tuesday evening for fatally shooting a man and raping the slain man’s fiancee during a home break-in more than 22 years ago.

04/09/2013

Kimberly McCarthy (credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

Lancaster Woman’s Execution To Be Delayed

A woman scheduled to be put to death next week has been given a temporary stay of execution. Kimberly McCarthy of Lancaster was convicted of the brutal 1997 murder of an elderly neighbor.

03/29/2013

(credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

Dallas Woman Set To Die Next Month Seeking Delay

A condemned Dallas woman who avoided execution with a last-day reprieve in January is asking a Dallas judge to again halt her execution now set for early next month.

03/22/2013

Convicted Texas murderer Kimberly McCarthy. (credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

Texas Female Execution Halted, DA Will Not Appeal

The first woman scheduled to be executed in the U.S. since 2010 won a reprieve Tuesday, mere hours before she was scheduled to be taken to the Texas death chamber.

01/29/2013

Convicted Texas murderer Kimberly McCarthy. (credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

Lawyers Push To Stay Execution Of North Texas Woman

Defense lawyers have made a late request to halt the execution of a North Texas woman set to become the first female put to death in the U.S. in three years. The request was sent just hours before Kimberly McCarthy’s scheduled execution.

01/29/2013

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Woman’s Execution 1st In US Since 2010

A Texas woman convicted of the grisly slaying and robbery of a 71-year-old neighbor is set to become the first woman executed in the United States since 2010.

01/28/2013

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Report: Handfull Of States Have Bulk Of Executions

Just four states carried out more than three-fourths of the executions in the United States this year, while another 23 states have not put an inmate to death in 10 years, an anti-capital punishment group reports.

12/18/2012

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

Man Executed For 2001 San Antonio Slaying

A registered sex offender was put to death Wednesday for the rape, robbery and slaying of a woman abducted from a San Antonio bus stop 11 years ago.

11/15/2012

Cameron Todd Willingham (credit: AP Photo)

Family Requests Pardon Review For Executed Man

The family of a man convicted and executed for an arson murder, based on what scientists now say was faulty evidence, is asking the Board of Pardons and Parole to review the case.

10/24/2012

Mugshot of convicted murderer Bobby Lee Hines. (credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

No More Delays, Dallas DA Wants Murderer Executed

The man convicted of killing a Carrollton woman 21 years ago is set to die and prosecutors in Dallas County took steps to make sure there were no unnecessary execution delays.

CBSDFW.COM–10/23/2012

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

Texas Executes Man For 12-Year-Old Girl’s Death

A Texas man whose lawyers argued was mentally ill and incompetent for execution was put to death Wednesday evening for killing a 12-year-old girl more than a decade ago.

10/11/2012

Cleve Foster is scheduled for execution on Tuesday. He is charged with the abduction and slaying a woman a decade ago near Fort Worth.   (credit: TX Dept. of Criminal Justice)

Inmate Executed For Fort Worth Murder

A former Army recruiter was executed Tuesday evening in Texas for participating in the shooting death of a woman he and a buddy met 10 years ago at a Fort Worth bar.

09/25/2012

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