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

Convicted Killer Of San Antonio Woman Set To Die

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.

11/13/2012

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

Man To Die For 2002 Slaying Of East Texas Woman

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.

11/08/2012

Mugshot of convicted murderer Bobby Lee Hines. (credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

No More Delays, Dallas DA Wants Murderer Executed

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.

CBSDFW.COM–10/23/2012

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

Texas Executes Man For 12-Year-Old Girl’s Death

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.

10/11/2012

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

Irving Car Wash Killer Set To Be Executed

The Texas parole board has rejected a clemency request from a convicted killer set to die this week for a robbery and shooting spree that left five people dead at a Dallas-area car wash 12 years ago.

09/19/2012

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Man Convicted For Killing Texas Police Informant Set To Die

A Texas death row inmate scheduled to die later Tuesday for the killing of a police informant 20 years ago is hoping the U.S. Supreme Court agrees with his attorneys that he’s too mentally impaired to qualify for execution.

08/07/2012

Convicted killer Yokamon Hearn is scheduled for execution on July 18, 2012 for the carjacking murder of 23-year-old Plano stockbroker Frank Meziere. (credit: Dallas Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

Texas Executes 1st Inmate Using Single Drug

Texas has executed its first prisoner under a lethal injection procedure that uses one drug instead of three.

07/19/2012

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Fort Worth Murderer Granted Execution Reprieve

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has stopped this week’s scheduled execution of a convicted killer. Steven Staley was set to die for shooting death of a Fort Worth restaurant manager.

05/14/2012

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

Man Executed For Role In Fatal Dallas Robbery

A man condemned for a Dallas robbery in which three people were shot, one fatally, received a lethal injection on Thursday.

04/27/2012

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

Dallas Man To Die For Killing 10-Month-Old Boy

Jesse Joe Hernandez was already a convicted child sex offender when he was arrested for the death of a boy he was babysitting at a Dallas home.

03/27/2012

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Death Sentences & Executions At Record Low In Texas

A group that monitors capital murder cases in Texas says there may be a shift in public attitude. According to The Texas Defender Service (TDS), there were a record number of death sentences and executions carried out in Texas this year.

12/15/2011

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Former Texas Prison Cook Wants Last Meal Continued

A former Texas inmate who cooked the final meals for hundreds of condemned prisoners is offering to start doing it again at no cost to the state now that officials have ended the practice of allowing the special last requests.

09/26/2011

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