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.
Texas Set To Execute Convicted Killer Of Female ImpersonatorA Texas inmate scheduled to be executed this week for strangling a female impersonator 15 years ago insists the death was an accident during sex and has made multiple appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Cardinal: Pope's Following Looming Execution Case In TexasVienna's cardinal says he is in touch with a man condemned to die in Texas, and that Pope Francis is following the case, too.
Execution Scheduled For Texas Man Who Set Fire That Killed 3 ChildrenA Texas inmate was set to be executed Wednesday evening for setting a fire that killed his 18-month-old daughter and her two young half-sisters at an East Texas home 15 years ago.
Texas Man Set To Die For Fire That Killed Wife's 3 ChildrenCondemned Texas inmate Raphael Holiday says he loved his kids and has no idea how the East Texas log cabin where they lived with their mother caught fire 15 years ago.
Inmate Convicted Of Killing 89-Year-Old Fort Worth Man Loses AppealA Fort Worth man sent to death row for smothering an 89-year-old man and robbing him of about $6,000 has lost a federal court appeal.
Execution Drug Shortage Makes Some Think Of Firing SquadsAlthough support for capital punishment continues, states are struggling to find a legal means to carry it out, and that has created an opening for opponents hoping to end the death penalty permanently.