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Supreme Court Upholds Use Of Controversial Execution Drug

Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday.

06/29/2015

Texas death row prisoner Lester Bower. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Texas Inmate Set To Die For Murder That Happened 31-Years Ago

67-year old Lester Bower will be the oldest Texas inmate executed if his scheduled lethal injection is carried out this week in Huntsville for the slayings of four men at a North Texas ranch more than 31 years ago.

06/02/2015

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Texas Solidifies Execution Drug Secrecy Protections Into Law

Texas state law will mandate keeping the identity of Texas’ lethal drug suppliers confidential from the public – and even death row inmates and their attorneys.

05/29/2015

Texas death row prisoner Lester Bower. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

North Texas Man Set To Die June 3 Loses Federal Appeal

A North Texas man facing execution in less than two weeks for the fatal shootings of four men more than 30 years ago has lost a federal court appeal.

05/22/2015

Mugshot of Tyrone Christoper Allen. (credit: Texas Dept. of Public Safety)

Dallas Case Has Appeals Court Looking At Mental Capacity & The Death Penalty

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that a Dallas County judge has the right to hold a hearing to figure out whether an accused murderer has the mental capacity to face the death penalty.

CBSDFW.COM–05/14/2015

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Texas Senate OKs Keeping Execution Drug Suppliers Secret

The identity of execution drug makers for the nation’s busiest death chamber would remain confidential under a bill passed by the Texas Senate.

05/11/2015

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Pharmaceutical Firm Wants Lethal Injection Drugs Returned

A drugmaker has asked states to return supplies of the company’s products that could be used for lethal injection in a broad request that included Texas plus other states that don’t even use the drugs in question.

05/06/2015

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Texas Looking Again For Execution Drug Supply

Texas’ prison chief says his agency is continuing the search for a new supply of execution drugs to replenish pentobarbital that will be exhausted again if two lethal injections scheduled over the next two weeks are carried out.

04/17/2015

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Texas Executes San Antonio Man For Killing Police Officer

A San Antonio man who fatally shot a SWAT team member with the officer’s own gun more than 14 years ago was executed Wednesday.

04/15/2015

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Texas Lawmakers Work To Shield Suppliers Of Execution Drugs

Alleged threats against execution drug suppliers have Texas lawmakers trying to conceal the identity of those manufacturers from both the public and death row inmates.

04/15/2015

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Texas Set To Execute Man For 2002 Killing Of Ferris Police Officer

Texas prison officials were preparing to execute a prisoner later Thursday for the 2002 killing of a Dallas-area police officer during a shootout following the killing of a customer outside of a convenience store

04/09/2015

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Federal Court Approves Texas Inmate’s Execution Wish

A federal appeals court is allowing a Corpus Christi man on death row to volunteer for execution.

04/07/2015

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