A Dallas man set for execution later this month for a shooting rampage that killed five people during the robbery of a Dallas-area car wash has lost an appeal at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
The state of Texas has executed a convicted killer whose lawyers say shouldn’t have been eligible for the death penalty because of his low IQ.
A Texas death row inmate scheduled to die later Tuesday for the killing of a police informant 20 years ago is hoping the U.S. Supreme Court agrees with his attorneys that he’s too mentally impaired to qualify for execution.
Texas has executed its first prisoner under a lethal injection procedure that uses one drug instead of three.
Convicted killer Yokamon Hearn once bragged how the carjacking murder that would send him to death row earned him a headline. Now he faces the notoriety of news stories proclaiming him the first Texas prisoner executed under a new single-drug procedure.
Texas prison officials are changing the way they do executions due to a drug shortage.
Death penalties have become a rarity from juries in some parts of Texas in the wake of a string of prison inmates who have been exonerated by DNA and other new evidence.
The June 6 execution date for 39-year-old Bobby Lee Hines, for the slaying of a Dallas woman at her apartment more than 20 years ago, has been delayed.
The Texas attorney general’s office says state prison officials must disclose information about who supplies lethal drugs for executions and how much of the drugs the Department of Criminal Justice has on hand.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has stopped this week’s scheduled execution of a convicted killer. Steven Staley was set to die for shooting death of a Fort Worth restaurant manager.
A federal judge has blocked the importation of a drug used in executions on grounds the Food and Drug Administration ignored the law by allowing it into this country.
George Rivas already was saddled with 17 life prison terms when he told a Dallas County jury he deserved death for organizing the largest-ever jailbreak from a Texas prison and then killing an Irving police office