A San Antonio man who fatally shot a SWAT team member with the officer’s own gun more than 14 years ago was executed Wednesday.
Texas prison officials on Thursday executed a man convicted in the slaying of Ferris police officer Harry Marvin “Marty” Steinfeldt III during a 2002 shootout that followed the killing of a customer outside a convenience store.
Texas prison officials were preparing to execute a prisoner later Thursday for the 2002 killing of a Dallas-area police officer during a shootout following the killing of a customer outside of a convenience store
Kent Sprouse acknowledged almost immediately after he was apprehended that he fatally shot a police officer and another man outside of a Ferris convenience store.
An East Texas man set for execution this week for a shootout eight years ago that left two sheriff’s officers dead has won a reprieve from the state’s highest criminal appeals court.
A three-time convicted robber who helped engineer the biggest prison break in Texas history was executed Wednesday evening for killing a suburban Dallas police officer while the notorious gang was on the run.
Robert Ladd was paroled after serving about a third of his 40-year prison sentence for the fatal stabbing of a Dallas woman whose body was set ablaze. Four years later, he strangled and beat an East Texas woman.
Attorneys for a Texas death row inmate set for execution next week have said they will ask a federal appeals court to halt the punishment.
Texas has executed its tenth inmate of 2014. Former gang member, Miguel Paredes was put to death for killing 3 rivals in San Antonio.
For years Texas has executed more prison inmates than any other state, but some believe that trend could be coming to an end.
A 35-year-old man sentenced to die for the deaths of his daughter and two other young girls in an east central Texas house fire 14 years ago has lost a federal court appeal, moving him a step closer to execution.
The state’s highest criminal appeals court has blocked the scheduled execution this week of a 40-year-old man convicted of fatally shooting a 5-year-old boy sleeping with his mother 20 years ago.