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.
Texas has executed its 500th inmate since the state resumed carrying out capital punishment in 1982.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Defense lawyers have made a late request to halt the execution of a North Texas woman set to become the first female put to death in the U.S. in three years. The request was sent just hours before Kimberly McCarthy’s scheduled execution.
A registered sex offender was put to death Wednesday for the rape, robbery and slaying of a woman abducted from a San Antonio bus stop 11 years ago.
A San Antonio man is facing execution for the rape, robbery and smothering death of a 37-year-old woman abducted from a bus stop in 2001.
Condemned Texas prisoner Mario Swain is to die for the beating, stabbing and strangling of a woman during a break-in at her East Texas home a decade ago.
The man convicted of killing a Carrollton woman 21 years ago is set to die and prosecutors in Dallas County took steps to make sure there were no unnecessary execution delays.
A Texas man whose lawyers argued was mentally ill and incompetent for execution was put to death Wednesday evening for killing a 12-year-old girl more than a decade ago.