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.
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.
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.
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.
Texas prison officials say they plan no changes in lethal injection procedures in the wake of problems with an execution in Arizona.
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.
One of the infamous “Texas 7″ gang of escapees now has an execution date.
The Texas Attorney General says the state doesn’t have to disclose where it gets its execution drugs.