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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

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

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

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

State Set To Use New Drug In Tuesday Execution

Cleve Foster says he’s not afraid to die — but he doesn’t want to be a guinea pig. Foster would be the first Texas inmate executed with a new drug in the nation’s busiest death penalty state if his lethal injection scheduled for Tuesday evening is carried out in Huntsville.

04/03/2011

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Tarrant County Murderer Seeks Delay Over New Execution Drug

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.

CBSDFW.COM–04/01/2011

The execution gurney sits empty inside the death chamber at Huntsville. (credit: AP Photo)

Shortage Forces Texas To Switch Execution Drug

Texas is changing one of the drugs it uses to conduct executions in the nation’s busiest death penalty state.

03/16/2011