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Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett lived for 43 minutes, then suffered a heart attack after he was given the first drug in the three drug cocktail. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Dallas ME Returns Okla. Execution Inmate’s Body Without Heart

The body of an Oklahoma inmate who died after a botched execution of what corrections officials have said was an apparent heart attack was returned from an independent autopsy without the heart or larynx, a state medical official said Monday.

06/09/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Okla. Inmate Dies Of Heart Attack After Botched Execution

An Oklahoma inmate whose execution was halted Tuesday because the delivery of a new drug combination was botched died of a heart attack.

04/29/2014

The judge's podium in a courtroom. (credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Inmate Guilty Of Trying To Have North Texas Judge Killed

A federal inmate has been found guilty of trying to hire someone to kill a North Texas federal judge.

12/11/2013

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Texas Inmate Denied Locks Of Dead Parents’ Hair

William Chance wants to connect to the spirits of his dead parents from his prison cell. All he needs is a lock of their hair for a Native American ritual he believes will help find them.

10/23/2013

(credit: Texas Department of Criminal Justice)

Dallas Inmate Dies In Custody, Police Investigating

Dallas Police are trying to determine how an inmate died while in custody at the Dallas City Detention Center.

CBS 11–10/22/2013

An inmate waits for the bars to a dorm at a minimum-security facility in Texas to be opened. (credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

Texas Prisons Face More Lawsuits Over No A/C

An advocacy group has sued the Texas prison system blaming 13 inmate deaths since 2007 on hot conditions in units without air conditioning.

06/14/2013

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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

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Texas Sheriff Fakes Being Hit Man, Inmate Charged

A North Texas sheriff faked being a hit man to negotiate with a jail inmate now charged with trying to have his estranged wife and her male friend killed.

01/10/2013

(credit: Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

East Texas Jailer Gets Probation For Inmate Sex

An East Texas jailer who was fired after being accused of having sex with a female inmate must serve two years of probation for violating her rights.

12/21/2012

(credit: CBS 11 News)

Dallas Program Helping Mentally Ill Inmates, Saving Taxpayer Dollars

Enter the Dallas County jail and you will find yourself in the second largest mental hospital in the state of Texas.

CBS 11–11/26/2012

Bobby Lee Hines (credit: Texas Department of Criminal Justice)

DNA Test Confirms Death Row Inmate’s Guilt

The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office will seek a new execution date for a death row inmate now that DNA test results are in.

CBSDFW.COM–09/06/2012

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