Illegal Immigrant, Rapist Who Kidnapped 6-Year-Old Given 4 Life SentencesAn illegal immigrant convicted of kidnapping and raping a 6-year-old girl was given four life sentences for the heinous crime. 
Attorney: Too Little Cash For Transgender Killing DefenseThe head of Missouri's public defender system says a suspect in the killing of a transgender teen should be spared from facing the death sentence if he's convicted because there isn't enough money to adequately defend him.
Fort Worth Gang Member To Die For Killing Girl, GrandmotherIce cream and birthday cake were being served at a 9-year-old girl's party when Erick Davila grabbed a laser-sighted semi-automatic rifle from the trunk of his car and opened fire.
Parole Board, Appeals Court Won't Stop Wednesday Execution Of Fort Worth ManA six-member panel rejected convicted killer Erick Davila's request for a 30-day reprieve from his scheduled Wednesday lethal injection and also refused to recommend his death sentence be commuted to life.
Texas Man Gets Death Sentence For Gruesome Slaying Of 5-Year-OldA West Texas jury has sentenced a man to death for the 2014 slaying of his then-girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter, who died after her throat was slit.
60 Years In Prison For Man Trying To Sell 4-Year-Old For SexA father advertised on Craigslist and exchanged emails with undercover Houston police officers offering his daughter "younger than 10" whom he would drug before the encounter.
Texas Executes Man Who Stuffed Woman's Body Into LuggageAsked by the warden if he had a final statement, Rosendo Rodriguez spoke defiantly for seven minutes and never apologized to relatives of his victims watching through a window.
Man Who Stuffed Texas Woman's Body Into Luggage Set To Die Day After BirthdayOn Tuesday, a day after his 38th birthday, Rosendo Rodriguez III is set for execution for the 2005 murder of Summer Baldwin. She was 10 weeks pregnant.
Gov. Abbott Weighs Texas Parole Board's Advice On Inmate's FateA condemned Texas inmate set for execution Thursday evening awaited word on whether Gov. Greg Abbott would accept the state parole board's rare clemency recommendation to spare the prisoner's life at the urging of his father.
Court Rejects Appeal From British Woman On Texas Death RowA British woman on death row in Texas has lost an appeal for her capital murder conviction in 2002. Attorneys for Linda Carty argued prosecutors coerced witnesses and hid information.
Death Sentence Upheld In Kaufman Co. Prosecutors Murders CaseTexas' highest criminal court upheld a former justice of the peace's conviction for killing a district attorney's wife in what prosecutors said was a revenge plot that left three dead.