TX Appeals Court Throws Out Conviction Of Waco Man On Death Row Texas' highest criminal court has thrown out the conviction of a Waco man sent to death row for the ambush slayings of two men outside a Waco apartment complex in March 2011.
Appeals Court Halts Execution For Dad Who Killed DaughtersThe Texas Court of Criminal Appeals delayed the Dec. 7 execution of John David Battaglia after his attorney had appealed a judge's ruling last month that he's mentally competent for execution.
High Court To Examine Mental Disability, Death Penalty IssueThe U.S. Supreme Court is set to examine whether the nation's busiest state for capital punishment -- Texas -- is trying to put to death a convicted killer who's intellectually disabled.
Dallas Prosecutors Opposing Request To Halt ExecutionDallas County prosecutors are opposing a request from a man convicted of killing his two daughters that his scheduled execution be halted while appeals courts review a judge's ruling last week that he's mentally competent for execution.
Attorney Wants Execution Halted For Dad Who Killed DaughtersJohn David Battaglia has asked the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the state's highest criminal court, to halt his scheduled Dec. 7 lethal injection in Huntsville.
Texas Attorney General's Appeal Rejected, Trial LikelyAttorney General Ken Paxton's hopes of avoiding trial on criminal securities fraud charges all but vanished Wednesday when a court rejected his third attempt at dismissing indictments.
Execution Delayed For Man Convicted In 1996 MurderA Texas court has halted the execution of a man who was scheduled to die for a 1996 fatal robbery where he didn't pull the trigger.
Reprieve For Texan Set To Die For Killing 2-Year-Old DaughterA 49-year-old East Texas man set for execution next week for the slaying of his 2-year-old daughter 14 years ago has won a reprieve.
Court Blocks Texas Execution Set For This WeekA man set for execution this week for the slaying of a 64-year-old suburban Dallas grandmother during a burglary of her home more than 18 years ago has won a reprieve.
Ex-Gov. Perry Says Indictment Proved 'Baseless'Texas' highest criminal court dismissed an abuse-of-power indictment against the former governor.
Man Released From Death Row Sues For Wrongful ConvictionA former death row inmate has filed a request for almost $2 million in state compensation saying he spent more than 12 years in prison because he was wrongfully convicted of murder.
Texas Court: Irving Death Row Inmate Can Testify Against Himself The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has ruled prosecutors can call a death row inmate to testify at a hearing despite 5th Amendment protections that allow defendants to refuse to testify against themselves.