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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.


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.


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.


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.


Cameron Todd Willingham (credit: AP Photo)

Lawyer: Texas Arson Case Prosecutor Shows Bias

An Innocence Project attorney on Friday questioned the impartiality of a prosecutor leading a state science panel’s probe of an arson investigation that led to the execution of a Texas man.


Cameron Todd Willingham (credit: AP Photo)

Court Halts Hearing In Willingham Arson Case

A state appeals court has halted a hearing into whether a North Texas man was wrongly executed. The 3rd Court of Appeals ordered state District Judge Charlie Baird to not rule on the case of Cameron Todd Willingham. The order comes at the end of a day of testimony.

CBS 11–10/14/2010

Hank Skinner, an ex-con sent to Texas' death row for three murders and spared from execution earlier this year by the U.S. Supreme Court. (credit: AP Photo)

Death Row Inmate Seeks High Court OK For DNA Tests

An ex-con sent to Texas’ death row for three murders and spared from execution earlier this year by the U.S. Supreme Court is set to take his case before the high court, which may decide whether his attorneys can test items for DNA he claims could prove his innocence.