Texas Death Row
A North Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend’s 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening. Lisa Coleman received a lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected her last-day appeal.
Texas has obtained a new batch of the drugs it uses to execute death row inmates, allowing the state to continue carrying out death sentences once its existing supply expires at the end of the month.
Texas is the nation’s most active death penalty state and officials say they’re running out of the drug used for executions.
One of the remaining notorious “Texas 7″ gang members on death row has lost a court appeal. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rejected Randy Halprin’s claims challenging the validity of his conviction and death sentence.
A Texas woman convicted of the grisly slaying and robbery of a 71-year-old neighbor is set to become the first woman executed in the United States since 2010.
A Dallas County woman on Texas death row has lost a federal court appeal, moving her a step closer to execution for the fatal stabbing and bludgeoning of a 71-year-old neighbor.
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 leader of a group of prison escapees that became known as the Texas Seven is dead. At 6:22 p.m. Wednesday, the state of Texas executed George Rivas, the highest profile death row inmate in years.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from a 38-year-old man sent to death row for a fatal carjacking nearly 11 years ago in North Texas.
A North Texas woman is getting off death row after an appeals court agreed prosecutors improperly withheld evidence at her original sentencing hearing.
The husband of Texas death row inmate Darlie Routier has divorced the former homemaker who was condemned after her young sons were fatally stabbed in their Rowlett home.
Less than a week before a convicted killer is scheduled for execution, one of his victim’s is suing the governor in effort to save the life of the man who tried to take his.