Texas Execution

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Experts: Texas Slowly Moving Away From Executions

For years Texas has executed more prison inmates than any other state, but some believe that trend could be coming to an end.

CBSDFW.COM–10/23/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Arlington Woman Executed For Starvation Death Of 9-Year-Old

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.

09/17/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Supreme Court Refuses To Block Execution Of Arlington Woman

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block the execution of a North Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend’s 9-year-old son a decade ago.

09/17/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Concerns Aside, Executions Persist In Some States

With Florida carrying out the nation’s third execution in less than 24 hours, some death penalty states — particularly in Texas — appear unfazed by the recent furor over how the U.S. performs lethal injections.

06/18/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Pushes To Keep Execution Drug Source Secret

Two days before Texas is set to execute its first inmate with a new batch of drugs, the state prison agency remained determined Tuesday to keep its supplier a secret, citing threats of violence to pharmacies that sell drugs used in lethal injections.

04/01/2014

(credit: CBS Houston)

Woman Set To Be Executed In Texas For 1998 Killing

A woman convicted of torturing and killing a mentally impaired man she lured to Texas with the promise of marriage was scheduled to be executed Wednesday in a rare case of a female death-row inmate.

02/05/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Court Declines To Halt Texas Woman’s Execution

When capital murder defendant Suzanne Basso showed up for court, there was no certainty which Suzanne Basso would appear. Basso, 59, is scheduled to be put to death Wednesday for the 1998 slaying of 59-year-old Louis “Buddy” Musso.

02/04/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Prisons Running Out Of Execution Drug

Texas is the nation’s most active death penalty state and officials say they’re running out of the drug used for executions.

08/01/2013

(credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

Scheduled Execution Of Dallas Woman Would Be 500th For State

Texas, the nation’s busiest death penalty state, is set to mark a solemn moment in criminal justice Wednesday with the execution of convicted killer Kimberly McCarthy.

06/26/2013

(credit: AP Photo)

North Texas Gang Member On Death Row Loses Appeal

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has refused an appeal from a gang member sent to death row for gunning down a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother five years ago in Fort Worth.

04/17/2013

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

North Texas Man Executed For Murdering Teen

A North Texas man convicted in the fatal shooting of a teenager during a carjacking outside a nightclub 12 years ago has been executed.

04/16/2013

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas 2012 Executions Up, Capital Punishment Declines Globally

According to a new Amnesty International report, the U.S. can count itself among the top five countries in the world that carry out executions. And the USA has the dubious distinction of being the only country in the Americas with an execution in 2012.

CBSDFW.COM–04/10/2013

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