Texas Executes Man For Killing Woman In 2004 After Break-InTaiChin Preyor, 46, was put to death after his attorneys failed to convince courts that he had deficient legal help during earlier stages of his appeals and that he deserved a reprieve so his case could be reviewed more fairly.
Lawyers: Texas Inmate Facing Execution Lacked Legal HelpAttorneys for a condemned killer of a San Antonio woman argue that deficient legal help during earlier stages of his appeals tainted his case.
Dallas Killer Gets Execution Date For 1999 MurderA man who is on death row for the slaying of his ex-girlfriend in Dallas more than 17 years ago has received an execution date for early next year. William Rayford is set for lethal injection on January 30.
Lawyer: No Late Appeals Likely For Texas Inmate Set To DieAppeals appeared to be exhausted and no last-day legal attempts were expected for a man scheduled to die Tuesday evening for killing a father and infant son as part of a Christmas Eve 1987 rampage in Arlington.
Man Who Killed A Father And Son Set For ExecutionA Fort Worth man convicted of killing a father and his infant son in 1987 is set for execution Tuesday evening.
Hitman In Texas Murder-For-Hire Murder Put To DeathA paid hitman was executed Tuesday night in Texas for gunning down a San Antonio woman in a life insurance scheme nearly a quarter-century ago.
Hit Man In San Antonio Murder-For-Hire Slaying Set To DieA hitman hired to kill a woman in an insurance scam, is scheduled for lethal injection tomorrow.
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.

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