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The execution gurney sits empty inside the death chamber at Huntsville. (credit: AP Photo)

Texas Executes Lubbock Man Who Killed Parents

The execution of 43-year-old Michael Yowell was carried out Wednesday evening in Huntsville after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal

10/09/2013

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

Texas Reveals Execution Drug’s Origin

Texas prison officials say they’re using a compounding pharmacy to obtain the drug used during executions.

10/02/2013

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

Texas Man Executed For Ambush That Killed 4 Women

A former Texas street gang member has been put to death for his involvement in the fatal shootings of four women during an ambush 11 years ago. Robert Gene Garza, 30, is the 12th inmate executed this year in Texas.

09/19/2013

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Dallas County Man Executed For Road-Rage Killing Of Two Truckers

A former financial analyst with a history of disruptive behavior was executed Wednesday for the road-rage shooting deaths of two truckers in the Dallas area 15 years ago.

07/31/2013

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Sam Houston Statue Celebrates Texas Legend

As drivers travel south on Interstate-45 to Houston, they will pass through the city of Huntsville, and an unforgettable 65-foot statue of Sam Houston.

07/26/2013

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Texas Man Executed For Killing During 2002 Holdup

A Texas man convicted of fatally shooting a retired sheriff’s deputy during the robbery of an amusement center more than a decade ago was put to death Tuesday evening.

07/16/2013

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Retired Texas Deputy’s Convicted Killer Set To Die

Attorneys for a Texas prisoner sentenced to die for the slaying of a retired sheriff’s deputy during a holdup a decade ago in South Texas are trying to halt his imminent punishment.

07/16/2013

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Executes Convicted Murderer Kimberly McCarthy

Texas has executed its 500th inmate since the state resumed carrying out capital punishment in 1982.

06/26/2013

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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

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Texas Inmate Executed

A Texas inmate was executed Thursday evening for fatally shooting one of three people he and a partner abducted during a convenience store robbery nearly 11 years ago. Richard Cobb, 29, didn’t deny using a 20-gauge shotgun to kill Kenneth Vandever in an East Texas field where two women also were shot and one was raped. He was convicted of capital murder.

04/25/2013

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

Man Set To Die For Corsicana Carjack Slaying

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering appeals from a North Texas man set to die for the carjack-slaying of a 17-year-old a dozen years ago.

04/16/2013

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Man Who Set Ex-Girlfriend On Fire Set To Die

Convicted killer Carl Blue never disputed filling a convenience store drink cup with gasoline, tossing it on his former girlfriend at the door of her Bryan apartment and setting her ablaze.

02/20/2013

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