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.
Texas has executed its first prisoner under a lethal injection procedure that uses one drug instead of three.
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.
Texas prison officials are changing the way they do executions due to a drug shortage.
A man condemned for a Dallas robbery in which three people were shot, one fatally, received a lethal injection on Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
He’s one of three men convicted in one of the most notorious murders in modern Texas history and he’s set to die. Former Jasper Sheriff Billy Rowles talks about the pending execution and the events in the east Texas town.
The U.S. Supreme Court has halted the execution of a black man convicted of a double murder in Texas 16 years ago after his lawyers contended his sentence was unfair because of a question asked about race during his trial.
The Texas Office of Capital Writs is an independent state agency tasked with scrutinizing capital murder trials to ensure they were legally proper.