Pope Francis Declares Death Penalty Is Never AdmissiblePope Francis has declared that the death penalty is never admissible, "because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person," the Catholic Church announced Thursday.
Texas Executes Man For 2004 Store Owner MurderAs the lethal dose of the sedative pentobarbital began taking effect, Christopher Young twice used an obscenity to say he could taste it and that it was burning.
San Antonio Store Owner's Killer Set For Execution"I've never denied the crime," Young said recently from a visiting cage outside Texas death row. "You have video of me shooting somebody. That's pretty damaging."
Appeals Court Hearing For Texas Inmate Who Ate His EyeAttorneys for a North Texas death row inmate who gouged out and ate his only eye are arguing to a federal appeals court that he's too mentally ill to be executed.
Execution Dates For 2 Fort Worth Inmates On Death RowTexas prison officials have set execution dates for two prisoners from the Fort Worth area, bringing to eight the number of inmates set for lethal injection in the coming months.
Man Executed For Robbing, Killing San Antonio Teen"You know who you are. I love you all," Juan Castillo said during his final statement. "That's it."
Killer Of Houston Police Sergeant Loses Federal AppealAnthony Haynes was less than three hours from execution in 2012 when the U.S. Supreme Court halted his punishment.
Fort Worth Man Executed For Killing 2 At Children's PartyErick Davila received lethal injection Wednesday evening for using a semi-automatic rifle to spray bullets at about 20 people — more than a dozen of them children.
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.
Convicted Fort Worth Killer Set To Die This Month Loses AppealErick Davila is set for lethal injection April 25 in Huntsville for the April 2008 murders of Queshawn Stevenson and her grandmother, Annette Stevenson, in Fort Worth.
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.