Texas Death Row

Convicted Texas Triple-Murderer Loses Supreme Court AppealThe U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from a condemned triple killer in Austin who contends his previous attorney abandoned him and missed a critical deadline for filing an appeal.
Supreme Court Turns Down North Texas Man On Death RowThe U.S. Supreme court has refused an appeal from a 42-year-old man sent to death row for the murders of two North Texas sandwich shop workers during robbery 13 years ago.
Inmate Convicted Of Killing 89-Year-Old Fort Worth Man Loses AppealA Fort Worth man sent to death row for smothering an 89-year-old man and robbing him of about $6,000 has lost a federal court appeal.
Convicted Killer Heads To Death Row; 1st In Texas In 2015Death row in Texas is getting its first inmate in 2015, ending a 10-month hiatus in death sentences imposed by juries in the nation's most active capital punishment state.
Texas Executes Man For Murder, Only 1 Execution Drug Dose LeftTexas has executed a Mexican Mafia hit man convicted of beating and strangling a woman because she didn't pay the gang's 10 percent tax on her illegal drug sales.
State Lethal Injection Drug Supply Low, As Another State Allows Firing SquadLawmakers pass bill making Utah the only state to allow firing squads for carrying out a death penalty if there is a shortage of execution drugs. Texas' supply will be used up if the state goes forward with two lethal injections in the next two weeks.
One Of State's Longest Serving Death Row Inmates Speaks To CBS 11He's one of the longest-serving prisoners to sit on Texas’ death row. Lester Bower spoke exclusively with CBS 11 News about a recent Supreme Court decision to once again put his execution on hold.
Paroled Dallas Inmate Set To Die For Different 1996 SlayingRobert Ladd was paroled after serving about a third of his 40-year prison sentence for the fatal stabbing of a Dallas woman whose body was set ablaze. Four years later, he strangled and beat an East Texas woman.
Attorney: Tests Show Brain Of Kaufman DA Killer "Is" DamagedThe attorney for convicted Kaufman County killer Eric Williams is asking for a new trial after receiving the results of a brain scan done on his client.
Did 'Diabetic Rage' Cause Eric Williams To Kill Kaufman Co. DAs?Less than a month after being sentenced to death for killing a district attorney and his wife, the state has agreed to have former Justice of the Peace Eric Williams examined to see if his murderous rampage was triggered by a damaged brain.
Killer Of 4-Month-Old, Three Others Loses Federal AppealA federal appeals court has rejected an appeal from a North Texas man sent to death row for the slayings of a 4-month-old boy and the child's father during a killing spree in 1987.
Experts: Texas Slowly Moving Away From ExecutionsFor years Texas has executed more prison inmates than any other state, but some believe that trend could be coming to an end.
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