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