Huntsville Texas

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

Experts: Texas Slowly Moving Away From Executions

For years Texas has executed more prison inmates than any other state, but some believe that trend could be coming to an end.

CBSDFW.COM–10/23/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Arlington Woman Executed For Starvation Death Of 9-Year-Old

A North Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend’s 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening. Lisa Coleman received a lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected her last-day appeal.

09/17/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Supreme Court Refuses To Block Execution Of Arlington Woman

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block the execution of a North Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend’s 9-year-old son a decade ago.

09/17/2014

(credit: CBS Houston)

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

(credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

Scheduled Execution Of Dallas Woman Would Be 500th For State

Texas, the nation’s busiest death penalty state, is set to mark a solemn moment in criminal justice Wednesday with the execution of convicted killer Kimberly McCarthy.

06/26/2013

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Fort Worth Murderer Granted Execution Reprieve

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.

05/14/2012

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Man Executed For 10-Month-Old Boy’s Death

A Texas man who already was a convicted child sex offender has been executed for the beating death of a 10-month-old boy he was baby-sitting at a home in Dallas.

03/28/2012

Mark Stroman, who is on Death Row for killing an Indian man during a shooting spree that began after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks

Stroman Executed For 9/11 Revenge Killing

A Texas inmate has been executed for killing a Dallas-area convenience store clerk as part of a shooting spree that he said was in retaliation for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

07/20/2011