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Retired Texas Deputy’s Convicted Killer Set To Die

Attorneys for a Texas prisoner sentenced to die for the slaying of a retired sheriff’s deputy during a holdup a decade ago in South Texas are trying to halt his imminent punishment.

07/16/2013

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Executes Convicted Murderer Kimberly McCarthy

Texas has executed its 500th inmate since the state resumed carrying out capital punishment in 1982.

06/26/2013

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Request To Stop Dallas Woman’s Execution Denied

Texas’ highest criminal court has denied a request to block a Dallas County woman’s execution this week.

06/24/2013

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

North Texas Man Executed For Murdering Teen

A North Texas man convicted in the fatal shooting of a teenager during a carjacking outside a nightclub 12 years ago has been executed.

04/16/2013

An inmate waits for the bars to a dorm at a minimum-security facility in Texas to be opened. (credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

North Texas Man Convicted In Carjack Slaying Set To Die

A North Texas man who was hiding under a truck trailer when he was arrested for a fatal carjacking 12 years ago is facing execution this week in Huntsville.

04/15/2013

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas 2012 Executions Up, Capital Punishment Declines Globally

According to a new Amnesty International report, the U.S. can count itself among the top five countries in the world that carry out executions. And the USA has the dubious distinction of being the only country in the Americas with an execution in 2012.

CBSDFW.COM–04/10/2013

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Woman’s Execution 1st In US Since 2010

A Texas woman convicted of the grisly slaying and robbery of a 71-year-old neighbor is set to become the first woman executed in the United States since 2010.

01/28/2013

The execution gurney sits empty inside the death chamber at Huntsville. (credit: AP Photo)

Convicted Killer Of San Antonio Woman Set To Die

A San Antonio man is facing execution for the rape, robbery and smothering death of a 37-year-old woman abducted from a bus stop in 2001.

11/13/2012

The execution gurney in the death chamber in Huntsville, Texas. (credit: AP)

Man To Die For 2002 Slaying Of East Texas Woman

Condemned Texas prisoner Mario Swain is to die for the beating, stabbing and strangling of a woman during a break-in at her East Texas home a decade ago.

11/08/2012

Last Minute Appeal Denied For Texas Death Row Inmate

A Texas man whose lawyers said was mentally ill and incompetent for execution headed to the death chamber Wednesday for killing a 12-year-old girl more than a decade ago.

10/10/2012

Cleve Foster is scheduled for execution on Tuesday. He is charged with the abduction and slaying a woman a decade ago near Fort Worth.   (credit: TX Dept. of Criminal Justice)

Inmate Executed For Fort Worth Murder

A former Army recruiter was executed Tuesday evening in Texas for participating in the shooting death of a woman he and a buddy met 10 years ago at a Fort Worth bar.

09/25/2012

Cleve Foster is scheduled for execution on Tuesday. He is charged with the abduction and slaying a woman a decade ago near Fort Worth.   (credit: TX Dept. of Criminal Justice)

Supreme Court Will Not Stop Execution Again

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stop the execution of a former Army recruiter who had received three previous stays of execution for his role in the shooting death of a woman he met at a Fort Worth bar.

CBSDFW.COM–09/25/2012

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