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

Texas Inmate Wants To Die, Supreme Court Gives OK

The justices turned down an appeal from Lopez’s attorneys who disregarded both his desire to die and lower court rulings that Lopez was competent to make that decision.

08/12/2015

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

Lawyers Fight Execution, Despite Inmate’s Wish

Texas inmate Daniel Lee Lopez wants to be put to death Wednesday evening for striking and killing a police lieutenant with an SUV during a chase more than six years ago.

08/12/2015

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Inmate Who Dropped Appeals Headed To Execution

Texas inmate Daniel Lee Lopez has been trying to speed up his execution since being sent to death row five years ago for a police lieutenant’s killing and this week he’s hoping to get his wish.

08/11/2015

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

Court Halts Execution Of Tyler Woman’s Killer

An inmate won an indefinite reprieve Thursday, hours before he was set to die for the slaying of a 93-year-old Tyler woman at her home during a robbery a decade ago.

07/16/2015

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

Texas Executes San Antonio Man For Killing Police Officer

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.

04/15/2015

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Man Executed For Ferris Police Officer’s 2002 Shooting Death

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.

04/09/2015

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

Texas Set To Execute Man For 2002 Killing Of Ferris Police Officer

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

04/09/2015

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

Ferris Police Officer’s Killer Set To Die

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.

04/08/2015

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

Texas Appeals Court Halts Scheduled Wednesday Execution

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.

03/16/2015

Donald Newbury (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Texas Executes ‘Texas 7’ Prison Escapee For Officer’s Death

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.

02/04/2015

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Paroled Dallas Inmate Set To Die For Different 1996 Slaying

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.

01/28/2015

An inmate waits for the bars to a dorm at a minimum-security facility in Texas to be opened. (credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

Death Row Inmate’s Case Headed To US Appeals Court

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.

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