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.
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.
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.
Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was en route to a Texas state prison Tuesday night following his discharge from a hospital at another prison where he was treated after becoming sick while fasting, a state official said.
Condemned inmate Cleve Foster already has been spared twice this year from the Texas death chamber and says he’s not concerned another execution date is looming this week.
The U.S. Supreme Court has halted the execution of a black man convicted of a double murder in Texas 16 years ago after his lawyers contended his sentence was unfair because of a question asked about race during his trial.
Mark Stroman went on a shooting spree following 9/11, targeting people of Middle East descent, claiming it was a patriotic response to terrorism.
Gayland Bradford is headed to the Texas death chamber for the robbery-slaying of a Dallas grocery store security guard almost 23 years ago.
A condemned Dallas man acknowledges the prospect of becoming the first Texas prisoner to be executed with a new drug is unsettling. Cary Kerr is set to die for the rape and slaying of a woman near Fort Worth 10 years ago.
Condemned prisoner Cleve Foster has moved a step closer to execution scheduled for Tuesday evening with the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles refusing a petition to commute his sentence to life in prison.
A former Army recruiter who maintained his innocence in the rape-slaying of a woman in Fort Worth nine years ago received a reprieve from execution Tuesday evening.
Huntsville police are looking for a vicious killer and they think their man might be somewhere in North Texas.