Texas Carries Out First U.S. Execution Of 2017Texas on Wednesday put to death an inmate convicted of killing two men over a phony drug deal, the first U.S. execution of 2017. Christopher Wilkins was declared dead 13 minutes after a lethal injection.
2016 Marks Low Point For Death Sentences Since 1970sOnly five states conducted executions this year, the fewest number of states to do so since 1983. Georgia led the way with nine, followed by Texas with seven.
Court: Texas Death Row Inmate May Have Faked Mental IllnessA Texas death row inmate may have faked mental illness to avoid execution for the fatal shooting of his ex-girlfriend and her daughter 23 years ago in Houston, a federal appeals court said.
Karolyis' Texas Ranch Flips To USA Gymnastics After RioThe face at the top of U.S. women's gymnastics will change next month when longtime national team coordinator Martha Karolyi retires. The Texas address that doubles as the program's heartbeat will not.
Court Blocks Texas Execution Set For This WeekA man set for execution this week for the slaying of a 64-year-old suburban Dallas grandmother during a burglary of her home more than 18 years ago has won a reprieve.
Autopsy Pending After Woman In Texas Jail DiesA woman arrested following a car accident in Texas declined medical treatment after the wreck but died two weeks later after going into convulsions in jail, authorities said Wednesday.
On Death Row 35 Years, Texas Inmate Dies Of Natural CausesA man on death row for 35 years for a Texas robbery where three people were shot and killed and a fourth was severely wounded has died of natural causes.
South Texas Man Set To Die Said He Drank Victim's BloodThe U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to block the scheduled execution a South Texas man for the slaying of a 12-year-old boy whose blood the convicted killer said he drank.
Texas Man Set To Die Said He Drank Victim's BloodPablo Lucio Vasquez, 38, is set for lethal injection Wednesday for what police speculated at the time may have been an attempted satanic cult crime.
Dallas Man Set To Be Executed For Killing DaughtersEnraged over his ex-wife going to police about his harassment and likely arrest, John Battaglia used a May 2001 visit with their two young daughters to avenge his anger, fatally shooting them both at his Dallas apartment.
Texas Parole Board: No Reprieve For Dallas Man Set To DieThe Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has turned down a clemency petition from a Dallas man set to die this week for fatally shooting his two young daughters nearly 15 years ago.
Commerce Man Executed For Killing City Code Enforcement WorkerA Texas man on death row for killing a worker who was on his property looking for city code violations was put to death Tuesday.

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