Lawyers: Texas Inmate Facing Execution Lacked Legal HelpAttorneys for a condemned killer of a San Antonio woman argue that deficient legal help during earlier stages of his appeals tainted his case.
July Execution Of McKinney Real Estate Agent's Killer HaltedThe Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has halted the scheduled execution next month of a North Carolina parolee convicted of killing a Collin County real estate agent 11 years ago.
Supreme Court Refuses Appeal From Condemned Texas PrisonerThe U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review lower court rulings that a Texas death row inmate may have faked mental illness to avoid execution for a double murder.
Lawyer: No Late Appeals Likely For Texas Inmate Set To DieAppeals appeared to be exhausted and no last-day legal attempts were expected for a man scheduled to die Tuesday evening for killing a father and infant son as part of a Christmas Eve 1987 rampage in Arlington.
Hitman In Texas Murder-For-Hire Murder Put To DeathA paid hitman was executed Tuesday night in Texas for gunning down a San Antonio woman in a life insurance scheme nearly a quarter-century ago.
Texas Appealing To Get Execution Reprieve ReversedThe Texas Attorney General's Office is appealing a federal judge's decision to give a reprieve to a 32-year-old man who had been set to die Thursday for the 2004 robbery-slaying of a convenience store worker in Corpus Christi.
Execution Of Collin County Real Estate Agent's Killer ResetThe Dallas Public Library is selling thousands of books, CD's, DVD's and vinyl albums at bargain prices. The sale at the J. Erik Jonsson Branch, on Young Street in downtown Dallas, begins January 28.
Texas Man Set To Die For Double Murder Over Fake Drug DealA Fort Worth jury sent Christopher Wilkins to death row for killing two men after he explained how he shot his victims over a $20 phony drug deal. On Wednesday the 48-year-old is scheduled to die.
Inmate To Die Next Week For Fort Worth Killings Loses AppealThe Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has rejected an appeal from a 48-year-old man set for execution next week for the slayings of two men in Fort Worth more than 11 years ago.
State Of Texas Carries Out The Fewest Executions In 2 DecadesThe Lone Star State is losing the reputation as a leader in death penalty sentences and executions. This year the state of Texas has carried out the fewest executions in two decades.
Decision Expected On Mental State Of Dallas Dad Who Killed DaughtersA judge is expected to rule today on whether or not convicted killer John Battaglia is mentally competent enough to be executed. Battaglia is the North Texas father who killed his two young daughters.
Father Who Killed Daughters While Mom Listened Could Learn FateTestimony continues today in the competency hearing for John Battaglia. He is the North Texas father convicted of killing his young daughters while their mother, his ex-wife, listened helplessly on the phone.