Lethal Injection

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

Texas Inmate Wants To Die, Supreme Court Gives OK

The justices turned down an appeal from Lopez’s attorneys who disregarded both his desire to die and lower court rulings that Lopez was competent to make that decision.

08/12/2015

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Inmate Who Dropped Appeals Headed To Execution

Texas inmate Daniel Lee Lopez has been trying to speed up his execution since being sent to death row five years ago for a police lieutenant’s killing and this week he’s hoping to get his wish.

08/11/2015

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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

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