Texas Death Row

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Woman’s Execution 1st In US Since 2010

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.

01/28/2013

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Dallas County Woman On Death Row Loses Appeal

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.

07/11/2012

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Judge Blocks Importation Of Drug Used In Execution

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.

03/27/2012

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‘Texas 7′ Gang Leader Executed In Huntsville

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.

02/29/2012

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Condemned North Texas Carjacker Loses Appeal

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.

01/17/2012

Texas death row inmate Chelsea Richardson. (credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

North Texas Woman On Death Row To Instead Get Life Term

A North Texas woman is getting off death row after an appeals court agreed prosecutors improperly withheld evidence at her original sentencing hearing.

11/02/2011

Rowlett mother Darlie Routier convicted of the 1997 killing of her 5-year-old son, Damon. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Condemned Mom Darlie Routier Now Divorced

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.

10/04/2011

Mark Stroman, who is on Death Row for killing an Indian man during a shooting spree that began after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks

Victim Of Death Row Inmate Suing To Save Attacker’s Life

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.

07/14/2011

Texas death row inmate Chelsea Richardson. (credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

Lawyer Claims Misconduct, Wants Woman Off Texas Death Row

Lawyers seeking to get a woman off Texas death row have renewed their claim of misconduct by a former prosecutor.

06/02/2011

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

U.S. Supreme Court Gives Reprieve To Fort Worth Murderer

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.

CBSDFW.COM–04/05/2011

An inmate waits for the bars to a dorm at a minimum-security facility in Texas to be opened. (credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

Innocent Man Serves 18 Years, State Denies Compensation

An innocent man who spent 18 years in prison is being denied state compensation. The words “actual innocence” aren’t printed on a court order for Anthony Graves, so the state won’t pay the $1.4 million due him.

CBSDFW.COM–02/21/2011

Mark Stroman, who is on Death Row for killing an Indian man during a shooting spree that began after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks

Dallas Man Condemned For Post-9/11 Slaying Loses Appeal

A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal from a white supremacist convicted of killing an Indian man during a shooting spree that started after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

CBSDFW.COM–12/28/2010

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