Texas prison officials were preparing to execute a prisoner later Thursday for the 2002 killing of a Dallas-area police officer during a shootout following the killing of a customer outside of a convenience store
A federal appeals court is allowing a Corpus Christi man on death row to volunteer for execution.
An East Texas man on death row for the slaying of a 93-year-old woman a decade ago at her home in Tyler has lost an appeal at the U.S. Supreme Court.
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.