Dallas County DA Reverses Plans To Seek Death Penalty For Alleged Serial Killer Billy ChemirmirDallas County District Attorney John Creuzot confirmed his office will seek a life sentence instead of the death penalty.
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.
Government Makes History Carrying Out More Federal Executions In 2020 Than All U.S. StatesThe U.S. has made lethal injection history. For the first time, the government has carried out more executions in a year than all states that still conduct executions.
Man In US Illegally Charged In Houston Police Officer's Murder Could Face Death PenaltyIn state court, Elmer Manzano, 51, is facing a capital murder charge for the death of 65-year-old Sgt. Harold Preston.
Feds To Execute Man Who Killed 2 Youth Ministers In TexasBrandon Bernard and his co-defendant, Christopher Vialva, were convicted in the 1999 kidnapping and killing of an Iowa couple who stopped to use a payphone in Killeen.
Lawyer: Racial Bias Is Clear In Case Of Black Inmate Set To Die For Crimes Committed In Texas As A TeenThe lawyer for the first Black inmate scheduled for federal execution says race played a central role in landing her client on death row for the Texas crimes he committed as a teen.
Fort Worth Native, John Lennon's Killer Says He Sought Glory, Deserved Death PenaltyNotorious for murdering John Lennon outside of the musician's New York City apartment building in 1980, Fort Worth native Mark David Chapman says he was seeking glory.
Coronavirus In Texas: 5th Texas Execution Delayed In Midst Of OutbreakCarlos Trevino’s attorneys had argued that the pandemic has created “insurmountable obstacles” to providing adequate legal representation.
Richardson Cop Killer Brandon McCall Sentenced To DeathMcCall shot and killed Richardson Police Officer David Sherrard in February 2018.
Texas Inmate Travis Runnels Executed For 2003 Killing Of Prison SupervisorTravis Runnels, 46, was convicted of slashing the throat of 38-year-old Stanley Wiley on January 29, 2003 because he hadn't gotten a job transfer in the prison.
Inmate Who Slit Throat Of Prison Supervisor While Serving Time For Dallas Crime Set To Be ExecutedHe was found guilty of a crime in Dallas and sent to a prison in Amarillo where he cut the throat of a supervisor. Tonight Travis Runnels is scheduled to be put to death.
Cartel Killer, Hector Acosta Sentenced To Death In Shooting, Beheading Of Arlington RoommateA Tarrant County jury sentenced convicted killer Hector Acosta to the death penalty for the September 2017 murders of Erick Zelaya and 17-year-old Iris Chirinos in Arlington.
Texas Appeals Court Commutes Death Sentence Of Convicted Killer Bobby James MooreBobby James Moore was sentenced to death for the 1980 shotgun slaying of 72-year-old Houston supermarket clerk James McCarble.
Hector Acosta-Ojeda Found Guilty Of Capital Murder In Shooting, Beheading Of Arlington RoommateProsecutors will seek the death penalty when testimony begins Wednesday on sentencing.
Texan Ronald Lee Haskell Sentenced To Death For Killing 6 Members Of Ex-Wife's FamilyJurors sentenced Ronald Lee Haskell after deliberating for little more than four hours.