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.
Attorneys for a Texas woman are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block her scheduled execution for the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend’s 9-year-old son.
A federal appeals court has refused to stop this week’s scheduled execution of a North Texas woman for the starvation and torture death of her lover’s 9-year-old son a decade ago.
A man convicted of gunning down his former common-law wife and her brother more than two decades ago in Houston was put to death by lethal injection Wednesday evening.
The U.S. Supreme Court considered whether to keep Texas inmate Willie Trottie from the death chamber Wednesday evening for the slayings 21 years ago in Houston of his former common-law wife and her brother.
The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has stayed tonight’s execution of convicted murderer Robert Campbell in Huntsville.