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.
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.
Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The identity of execution drug makers for the nation’s busiest death chamber would remain confidential under a bill passed by the Texas Senate.
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.
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.
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.
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.