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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

Convicted Texas murderer Kimberly McCarthy. (credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

Lawyers Push To Stay Execution Of North Texas Woman

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.

01/29/2013

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

Man Executed For 2001 San Antonio Slaying

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.

11/15/2012

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

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