Texas prison officials have acquired a small supply of pentobarbital to replenish their dwindling inventory of the execution drug so lethal injections set for next month in the nation’s most active death penalty state can be carried out.
An East Texas man set for execution this week for a shootout eight years ago that left two sheriff’s officers dead has won a reprieve from the state’s highest criminal appeals court.
Texas has executed a Mexican Mafia hit man convicted of beating and strangling a woman because she didn’t pay the gang’s 10 percent tax on her illegal drug sales.
Lawmakers pass bill making Utah the only state to allow firing squads for carrying out a death penalty if there is a shortage of execution drugs. Texas’ supply will be used up if the state goes forward with two lethal injections in the next two weeks.
Texas’ top criminal court called off Wednesday’s scheduled execution of a death row inmate linked to five killings, though attorneys said the court didn’t immediately explain its decision.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider an appeal from an East Texas man facing execution in March for a shootout that left two Henderson County sheriff’s deputies dead nearly eight years ago.
Eric Williams, once the school kid considered most likely to succeed in life, will now die by lethal injection for being a cold-blooded killer.
Federal appeals court halts execution scheduled Wednesday for Texas prisoner Scott Panetti.
An appeals court is considering whether a condemned Texas killer should be spared Wednesday so he can undergo more mental examinations to support arguments that he’s delusional.
For years Texas has executed more prison inmates than any other state, but some believe that trend could be coming to an end.
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a Texas death row prisoner convicted of the slaying of a Tyler woman at her apartment 18 years ago.
A federal appeals court has refused to stop this week’s scheduled execution of a North Texas woman for the starvation and torture death of her lover’s 9-year-old son a decade ago.