Pentobarbital

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

State Finds New Supplier For Execution Drugs

Texas has obtained a new batch of the drugs it uses to execute death row inmates, allowing the state to continue carrying out death sentences once its existing supply expires at the end of the month.

03/19/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Won’t Switch Execution Drug

The nation’s most active death penalty state will continue to use the same execution drug but won’t say how it will replace its supply that expires this month, Texas prison officials said Thursday.

09/19/2013

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Prisons Running Out Of Execution Drug

Texas is the nation’s most active death penalty state and officials say they’re running out of the drug used for executions.

08/01/2013

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

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)

New Drug Increases Texas Execution Cost

The switch to a substitute drug to carry out executions is driving up the costs of carrying out capital punishment in Texas.

02/24/2012

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville. (credit: Getty Images/Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Texas Executes Inmate With New Drug Combo

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.

05/04/2011

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville. (credit: Getty Images/Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Texas Prepares 1st Execution Using 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.

05/03/2011

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

1st Texas Execution With New Drug Set For Tuesday

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.

05/02/2011

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville. (credit: Getty Images/Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Denmark Tries To Stop Use Of Death Penalty Drug

Denmark’s foreign minister is urging U.S. states to stop using a lethal injection drug produced by a Danish company.

04/14/2011

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

U.S. Supreme Court Gives Reprieve To Fort Worth Murderer

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.

CBSDFW.COM–04/05/2011

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