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Woman Set To Be Executed In Texas For 1998 Killing

A woman convicted of torturing and killing a mentally impaired man she lured to Texas with the promise of marriage was scheduled to be executed Wednesday in a rare case of a female death-row inmate.

02/05/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Court Declines To Halt Texas Woman’s Execution

When capital murder defendant Suzanne Basso showed up for court, there was no certainty which Suzanne Basso would appear. Basso, 59, is scheduled to be put to death Wednesday for the 1998 slaying of 59-year-old Louis “Buddy” Musso.

02/04/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Mexican National’s Lawyers Want Texas Execution Halted

Edgar Arias Tamayo was set for lethal injection Wednesday for the January 1994 slaying of a Houston police officer two decades ago.

01/22/2014

Matthew Johnson was convicted of setting a store clerk on fire during a robbery. (credit: Garland Police Department)

Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty For Man Who Set Store Clerk On Fire

Dallas County prosecutors want the death penalty for Matthew Johnson for the way he killed Nancy Harris by setting her on fire.

10/31/2013

The execution gurney sits empty inside the death chamber at Huntsville. (credit: AP Photo)

Texas Executes Lubbock Man Who Killed Parents

The execution of 43-year-old Michael Yowell was carried out Wednesday evening in Huntsville after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal

10/09/2013

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

Texas Reveals Execution Drug’s Origin

Texas prison officials say they’re using a compounding pharmacy to obtain the drug used during executions.

10/02/2013

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

Texas Man Executed For Ambush That Killed 4 Women

A former Texas street gang member has been put to death for his involvement in the fatal shootings of four women during an ambush 11 years ago. Robert Gene Garza, 30, is the 12th inmate executed this year in Texas.

09/19/2013

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Won’t Switch Execution Drug

The nation’s most active death penalty state will continue to use the same execution drug but won’t say how it will replace its supply that expires this month, Texas prison officials said Thursday.

09/19/2013

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Prisons Running Out Of Execution Drug

Texas is the nation’s most active death penalty state and officials say they’re running out of the drug used for executions.

08/01/2013

Douglas Feldman (Credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

Dallas County Man Executed For Road-Rage Killing Of Two Truckers

A former financial analyst with a history of disruptive behavior was executed Wednesday for the road-rage shooting deaths of two truckers in the Dallas area 15 years ago.

07/31/2013

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Texas Man Executed For Killing During 2002 Holdup

A Texas man convicted of fatally shooting a retired sheriff’s deputy during the robbery of an amusement center more than a decade ago was put to death Tuesday evening.

07/16/2013

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Executes Convicted Murderer Kimberly McCarthy

Texas has executed its 500th inmate since the state resumed carrying out capital punishment in 1982.

06/26/2013

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