Convict In Slayings Of 2 In Dallas Subway Shop Holdup Set To Die Attorneys for 43-year-old Texas death row inmate Terry Edwards are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his scheduled lethal injection for a fatal robbery more than 14 years ago at a Dallas-area Subway sandwich shop.
Texas Carries Out First U.S. Execution Of 2017Texas on Wednesday put to death an inmate convicted of killing two men over a phony drug deal, the first U.S. execution of 2017. Christopher Wilkins was declared dead 13 minutes after a lethal injection.
Convicted Killer Of 2 In Fort Worth Set To Die WednesdayLawyers for Texas death row inmate Christopher Wilkins looked to the U.S. Supreme Court to keep him from becoming the first prisoner executed in the nation this year.
2016 Marks Low Point For Death Sentences Since 1970sOnly five states conducted executions this year, the fewest number of states to do so since 1983. Georgia led the way with nine, followed by Texas with seven.
Dallas Prosecutors Opposing Request To Halt ExecutionDallas County prosecutors are opposing a request from a man convicted of killing his two daughters that his scheduled execution be halted while appeals courts review a judge's ruling last week that he's mentally competent for execution.
Attorney Wants Execution Halted For Dad Who Killed DaughtersJohn David Battaglia has asked the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the state's highest criminal court, to halt his scheduled Dec. 7 lethal injection in Huntsville.
Convicted Killer Of Dallas Girl Gets 2017 Execution DateA Dallas man on death row for the 2005 slaying of an 11-year-old girl who was repeatedly sexually assaulted and strangled has received a June 28 execution date.
Texan Who Killed Neighbor Couple Executed In HuntsvilleAn East Texas man who pleaded guilty to killing a neighbor couple during a shooting rampage 13 years ago and said he wanted to be put to death for the crime was executed Wednesday evening.
Texas Man Who Killed 2 Neighbors Wants Execution To ProceedAn East Texas man who pleaded guilty to killing a neighbor couple during a shooting rampage 13 years ago appears headed for an execution that he wants.
Texas Halts Scheduled Execution Pending Drug TestThe scheduled July 14 execution of a man convicted in the slaying of a medical student robbed of $40 has been postponed indefinitely.
Reprieve For Texan Set To Die For Killing 2-Year-Old DaughterA 49-year-old East Texas man set for execution next week for the slaying of his 2-year-old daughter 14 years ago has won a reprieve.
Supreme Court To Review Claims From Texas Death Row InmatesThe Supreme Court will hear appeals from two African-American death-row inmates in Texas, including one who argued his sentence was based on his race.