Texas Inmate Larry Swearingen To Be Executed Wednesday For Rape, Murder Of College Student Melissa TrotterTexas death row inmate Larry Swearingen is set to be executed Wednesday for the abduction, rape and murder of a Houston area college student more than 20 years ago.
U.S. Federal Government Resumes Death Penalty, Schedules 5 ExecutionsFor the first time since 2003, the U.S. federal government will resume executing death-row inmates.
Despite Ongoing Appeal, Execution Date Set For 'Texas 7' InmateHe was part of the "Texas 7" -- a group of escaped prisoners who killed an Irving police officer. Now an execution date has been set for inmate Randy Halprin.
Former Texas Prison Sergeant Set For Trial In Inmate's DeathA former Texas prison sergeant is slated to stand trial, accused of throwing a handcuffed prisoner onto a concrete floor so viciously that the inmate died.
Execution Date Set For Fort Worth Man Stephen Barbee Who Killed Pregnant Ex-Girlfriend, Her 7-Year-Old SonAn execution date has been set for a Fort Worth man who was convicted in the 2005 murders of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and her 7-year-old son.
Texan Who Orchestrated Dragging Death Of Black Man 21 Years Ago ExecutedJohn William King kept his eyes closed as witnesses arrived in the death chamber and never turned his head toward relatives of his victim. Asked by Warden Bill Lewis if he had a final statement, King replied: "No."
Slain Officer Aubrey Hawkins' Son Furious Over SCOTUS Decision To Block Patrick Murphy Execution“It is embarrassing, this is such a cut and dry case. They are guilty for several crimes even before killing my father and there is no question about it," said Andrew Hawkins.
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.
2nd To Last Texas 7 Death Row Inmate Patrick Murphy Says Life Should Be Spared: 'I Think It's About Vengeance'Patrick Murphy, set to be executed Thursday, was in a getaway car in front of the store when the other escapees were confronted in the back by Irving Officer Aubrey Hawkins, who was shot 11 times.
Inmate's Son, Grandson Arrested Amid Outburst At ExecutionPrison officials say emotions boiled over during a Texas execution, resulting in the arrests of the inmate's son and grandson after they swung and kicked at others witnessing the lethal injection.
Oldest Inmate Since Texas Resumed The Death Penalty Is ExecutedBillie Wayne Coble, 70, told the five witnesses he selected to be in attendance that he loved them, then said: "That'll be $5." Coble nodded to the witnesses and added, "take care."
No Execution For Texas Inmate; Supreme Court Rules He Is DisabledThe Supreme Court is ending a long legal fight by ruling that a Texas death row inmate is intellectually disabled and thus may not be executed.
Inmate Robert Jennings Executed For 1988 Murder Of Houston Police OfficerRobert Jennings received lethal injection for the deadly shooting that July of Officer Elston Howard during a robbery at an adult bookstore that authorities said was part of a crime spree.
Death Row Inmate Set To Be Executed For Texas Police Officer's DeathA 61-year-old Texas inmate was set to be executed Wednesday for killing a Houston police officer more than three decades ago.
Man Who Killed North Texas Newlywed During Robbery ExecutedAlvin Braziel Jr., 43, received lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the 1993 slaying of 27-year-old Douglas White, who was attacked as he and his wife walked on a jogging trail in Mesquite.