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The Wynne Unit in Huntsville, one of the seven prison units in Walker County, Texas.  (Photo credit CHANTAL VALERY/AFP/Getty Images)

Reprieve Granted For Texas Prisoner Facing Execution

The state’s highest criminal appeals court has blocked the scheduled execution this week of a 40-year-old man convicted of fatally shooting a 5-year-old boy sleeping with his mother 20 years ago.

10/13/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Fort Worth Murderer Granted Execution Reprieve

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has stopped this week’s scheduled execution of a convicted killer. Steven Staley was set to die for shooting death of a Fort Worth restaurant manager.

05/14/2012

Killer Of 12-Year-Old Girl Wins Execution Reprieve

Condemned murderer Jonathan Green has been spared from execution after the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals agreed to look more closely at arguments he was delusional and too mentally ill to be put to death.

06/30/2010