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 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.
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.
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.
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.