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.
Killer of Collin County Real Estate Agent Gets Execution DateA North Carolina parolee on Texas death row for the slaying 10 years ago of a McKinney real estate agent, whose body was found in a model home, has received an execution date.
Unusual GOP Pushback Grows Against Scheduled Texas ExecutionA Republican lawmaker in Texas says a bipartisan group of legislators will take the highly unusual step of urging the state to halt the execution of a man who didn't pull the trigger during a fatal 1996 robbery.
New Execution Date For Dallas Dad Who Killed 2 DaughtersA new execution date has been set for a former Dallas accountant convicted of fatally shooting his two young daughters more than 15 years ago.
Texas Man On Death Row Gets August Execution DateA 33-year-old man on death row for the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Texas woman whose remains weren't found until two years after she vanished has received an execution date.
High Court Weighs Whether To Spare Texas Man From ExecutionThe U.S. Supreme Court was considering whether a Texas man who killed a city worker in 2005 should be spared from a lethal injection, as his lawyers argue that a ban on executing mentally impaired prisoners should be extended to him.
Texas Inmate Set To Die For 1997 Rampage That Killed 5Texas prisoner Coy Wesbrook is realistic about the likelihood he'll be executed Wednesday for a shooting rampage more than 18 years ago that left five people dead.
Texas Inmate Set To Die Tuesday For Dallas-Area Store HoldupA Collin County convenience store clerk was on the phone with his girlfriend when two people, one of them carrying a sawed-off shotgun, walked in. Gregory Martin told her he believed he was about to be robbed and to call police.
Bid To Ensure Transparency Of Execution Drugs Hits RoadblockOne lawmaker is joining a chorus of voices across numerous states pushing officials to reveal the source of drugs used in lethal-injection executions.
No Appeals Planned For Man Set To Die For Texas Officer's DeathNo late appeals are expected for a man who is set to be executed for a Texas game warden's death during a 2007 shootout. James Freeman's scheduled lethal injection would be the second in as many weeks in Texas.
Convicted Texas Killer Who Says Death Was Accident To Be ExecutedThe U.S. Supreme Court is considering multiple appeals from lawyers trying to keep a Texas inmate from execution Wednesday evening for a slaying 15 years ago that the man claims was accidental.