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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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Texas Executes Irving Killer

An ex-convict who confessed to killing five people at a Dallas-area car wash a week after he was fired from his job has been executed.

CBSDFW.COM–09/20/2012

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Killer Of 5 At Irving Car Wash Set To Die

An ex-con who confessed to killing five people at an Irving car wash a week after he was fired from his job there is looking to the U.S. Supreme Court to keep him from the death chamber Thursday.

09/20/2012

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Man Convicted For Killing Texas Police Informant Set To Die

A Texas death row inmate scheduled to die later Tuesday for the killing of a police informant 20 years ago is hoping the U.S. Supreme Court agrees with his attorneys that he’s too mentally impaired to qualify for execution.

08/07/2012

Convicted killer Yokamon Hearn is scheduled for execution on July 18, 2012 for the carjacking murder of 23-year-old Plano stockbroker Frank Meziere. (credit: Dallas Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

Texas Executes 1st Inmate Using Single Drug

Texas has executed its first prisoner under a lethal injection procedure that uses one drug instead of three.

07/19/2012

Convicted killer Yokamon Hearn is scheduled for execution on July 18, 2012 for the carjacking murder of 23-year-old Plano stockbroker Frank Meziere. (credit: Dallas Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

Texas Readies Single-Drug Execution For Dallas Carjacker

Convicted killer Yokamon Hearn once bragged how the carjacking murder that would send him to death row earned him a headline. Now he faces the notoriety of news stories proclaiming him the first Texas prisoner executed under a new single-drug procedure.

07/17/2012

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Drug Shortage Has State Switching To 1-Drug Execution

Texas prison officials are changing the way they do executions due to a drug shortage.

07/10/2012

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

Man Executed For Role In Fatal Dallas Robbery

A man condemned for a Dallas robbery in which three people were shot, one fatally, received a lethal injection on Thursday.

04/27/2012

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Judge Blocks Importation Of Drug Used In Execution

A federal judge has blocked the importation of a drug used in executions on grounds the Food and Drug Administration ignored the law by allowing it into this country.

03/27/2012

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

Dallas Man To Die For Killing 10-Month-Old Boy

Jesse Joe Hernandez was already a convicted child sex offender when he was arrested for the death of a boy he was babysitting at a Dallas home.

03/27/2012

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Former Texas Prison Cook Wants Last Meal Continued

A former Texas inmate who cooked the final meals for hundreds of condemned prisoners is offering to start doing it again at no cost to the state now that officials have ended the practice of allowing the special last requests.

09/26/2011

Lawrence Brewer is set to be executed for the dragging death of James Byrd in 1998. (credit: Texas Department of Criminal Justice)

Texas Prisons Stop Special Last Meals For Killers

Texas prison officials say they’re stopping special last meals for condemned inmates facing execution after an elaborate request from a convicted killer in a notorious dragging death prompted complaints.

09/22/2011

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