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.
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.
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.
Supreme Court Upholds Use Of Controversial Execution DrugTrading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday.
Pharmaceutical Firm Wants Lethal Injection Drugs ReturnedA drugmaker has asked states to return supplies of the company's products that could be used for lethal injection in a broad request that included Texas plus other states that don't even use the drugs in question.
Man Executed For Ferris Police Officer's 2002 Shooting DeathTexas prison officials on Thursday executed a man convicted in the slaying of Ferris police officer Harry Marvin "Marty" Steinfeldt III during a 2002 shootout that followed the killing of a customer outside a convenience store.
Texas Executes Man For Murder, Only 1 Execution Drug Dose LeftTexas has executed a Mexican Mafia hit man convicted of beating and strangling a woman because she didn't pay the gang's 10 percent tax on her illegal drug sales.
State Lethal Injection Drug Supply Low, As Another State Allows Firing SquadLawmakers pass bill making Utah the only state to allow firing squads for carrying out a death penalty if there is a shortage of execution drugs. Texas' supply will be used up if the state goes forward with two lethal injections in the next two weeks.
Texas Prison Agency Seeks To Replenish Execution Drug SupplyTexas prison officials are scurrying to find a supplier to replenish a dwindling inventory of execution drugs.
Oklahoma Official: Felt 'Pressure' To Carry Out ExecutionsA longtime lawyer for Oklahoma's prison system said Thursday that he felt pressured by the governor's and attorney general's offices to make sure two executions last spring happened on schedule.
Texas & Missouri Plan Executions Wednesday Two of the nation's most active death penalty states are planning executions Wednesday, even as attorneys for the condemned men try to save them.