Texas Hit Man Gets Second Stay Of ExecutionA convicted hit man scheduled to be put to death Wednesday for a murder-for-hire plot that left a woman dead more than 23 years ago has received a reprieve from a state appeals court — the second he has received within a week of an execution date.
Unusual GOP Pushback Grows Against Scheduled Texas ExecutionA Republican lawmaker in Texas says a bipartisan group of legislators will take the highly unusual step of urging the state to halt the execution of a man who didn't pull the trigger during a fatal 1996 robbery.
State Won't Appeal Dallas Man's Stay Of ExecutionA federal appeals court Wednesday stopped the scheduled execution of a Dallas man hours before he was to be killed for gunning down his two daughters 15 years ago while his ex-wife was listening helplessly on the phone.
Supreme Court Refuses Appeal From Texas Killer Of 2 The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from an East Texas man on death row for killing two men days apart during a crime trek across the state more than 14 years ago.
Federal Judge Halts 2 Texas Executions Over Drug SecrecyThe Texas attorney general's office says it is appealing a federal judge's order stopping the state from executing two condemned inmates until prison officials disclose information about the supplier of a new batch of drugs that would be used to kill them.
Lawyers Push To Stay Execution Of North Texas WomanDefense lawyers have made a late request to halt the execution of a North Texas woman set to become the first female put to death in the U.S. in three years. The request was sent just hours before Kimberly McCarthy's scheduled execution.
Report: Handfull Of States Have Bulk Of ExecutionsJust four states carried out more than three-fourths of the executions in the United States this year, while another 23 states have not put an inmate to death in 10 years, an anti-capital punishment group reports.
Man Convicted For Killing Texas Police Informant Set To DieA Texas death row inmate scheduled to die later Tuesday for the killing of a police informant 20 years ago is hoping the U.S. Supreme Court agrees with his attorneys that he's too mentally impaired to qualify for execution.
Fort Worth Murderer Granted Execution ReprieveThe 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.
High Court Lifts Hold On Execution Of Fort Worth MurdererThe Supreme Court has lifted its hold on the execution of a Texas man convicted in the Fort Worth shooting death of a woman in 2002.
Bill Would Refine Duties For Texas Forensic PanelThe duties and mission of a troubled state panel caught up in the review of a contested arson finding in a death penalty case would be cleared up under legislation approved by the Texas Senate on Friday.