Lethal Injection

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

(credit: CBS 11 News)

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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