Concerns Raised After Texas Carries Out Execution Without Media WitnessesFor the first time in state history an execution was held in Texas without journalists as witnesses. TDCJ officials are blaming miscommunication for preventing reporters from witnessing the state-sanctioned death of Quintin Jones.
US Supreme Court Orders Another Look At Texas Death Row Case Of Murderer Ruben GutierrezThe US Supreme Court has ordered a further review by a lower court of a lawsuit brought by a Texas death row inmate who objects to a policy that bars a chaplain from accompanying him into the death chamber.
Texas Bans Clergy From Executions After SCOTUS Ruling Regarding Patrick Murphy CaseThe Texas Department of Criminal Justice says effective immediately it will only permit security staff into the death chamber because of the high court's ruling staying the execution of Patrick Murphy.
US Supreme Court Delays Patrick Murphy Execution Due To Religious Discrimination ClaimThe U.S. Supreme Court has delayed the execution of Texas inmate Patrick Murphy, who claimed religious discrimination over use of spiritual adviser.