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

Court Declines To Stop North Texas Woman’s Execution

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.

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The Wynne Unit in Huntsville, one of the seven prison units in Walker County, Texas.  (Photo credit CHANTAL VALERY/AFP/Getty Images)

Condemned Killer Of 2 Set To Die In Texas

The U.S. Supreme Court considered whether to keep Texas inmate Willie Trottie from the death chamber Wednesday evening for the slayings 21 years ago in Houston of his former common-law wife and her brother.

09/10/2014

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

Lawsuit Argues Texas To Use Expired Execution Drug

Attorneys for a Texas death row inmate scheduled for execution this week contend in a federal lawsuit the sedative intended for his lethal injection is expired and its use could cause him ‘torturous’ pain.

09/09/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas & Missouri Plan Executions Wednesday

Two of the nation’s most active death penalty states are planning executions Wednesday, even as attorneys for the condemned men try to save them.

09/08/2014

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No Changes In Texas’ Execution Procedure

Texas prison officials say they plan no changes in lethal injection procedures in the wake of problems with an execution in Arizona.

07/25/2014

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

Some Issues Reported With Lethal Injections Nationwide

Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide.

07/23/2014

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‘Texas 7′ Gang Member Set For February Execution

One of the infamous “Texas 7″ gang of escapees now has an execution date.

07/22/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

AG: Texas Can Keep Execution Drug Source Secret

The Texas Attorney General says the state doesn’t have to disclose where it gets its execution drugs.

05/29/2014

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

Texas Inmate Cites Oklahoma Ordeal To Stop His Pending Execution

Attorneys for a condemned killer facing execution this week in Texas are insisting his punishment should be stopped because he risks the same ordeal experienced recently by an Oklahoma inmate whose lethal injection was disrupted.

05/12/2014

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Texas Parole Board Refuses To Stop Execution

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has refused to delay a Mexican national’s scheduled execution this week.

04/08/2014

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Supreme Court To Decide Texas Execution Drug Case

The U.S. Supreme Court will be asked to halt Thursday’s execution of a Texas serial killer whose attorneys are challenging the state’s refusal to release information about where it gets its lethal injection drug.

04/03/2014

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

Appeals Court Overturns Ruling On Execution Drugs

A federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a ruling requiring the Texas prison system to disclose more information about where it gets lethal-injection drugs, reversing a judge who had halted an upcoming execution.

04/02/2014

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