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 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.
The switch to a substitute drug to carry out executions is driving up the costs of carrying out capital punishment in Texas.
A man convicted of raping and strangling a woman was executed Tuesday, becoming the state’s first inmate put to death using a new drug.
Cary Kerr, who was convicted of raping and strangling a woman in 2001, is scheduled to die at 6 p.m. Tuesday by lethal injection.
A condemned Dallas man acknowledges the prospect of becoming the first Texas prisoner to be executed with a new drug is unsettling. Cary Kerr is set to die for the rape and slaying of a woman near Fort Worth 10 years ago.
Denmark’s foreign minister is urging U.S. states to stop using a lethal injection drug produced by a Danish company.
The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the first scheduled execution of a Texas death row inmate using pentobarbital. Cleve Foster was set to die for the 2002 slaying of a woman in Fort Worth.
A Texas inmate wants a judge to rule that the state has improperly switched to a new lethal injection drug. Cleve Foster is scheduled to die April 5 for the 2002 slaying of a Sudanese woman in Fort Worth.
Texas is changing one of the drugs it uses to conduct executions in the nation’s busiest death penalty state.
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