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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.