Texas Bans Clergy From Executions After SCOTUS Ruling Regarding Patrick Murphy CaseThe Texas Department of Criminal Justice says effective immediately it will only permit security staff into the death chamber because of the high court's ruling staying the execution of Patrick Murphy.
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.
Texas Supreme Court To Hear Case Over ID Of Texas Execution Drug SupplierThe court set oral arguments for January 23 in a case that stems from a 2014 lawsuit filed by several death penalty attorneys who want to know where Texas prison officials got execution drugs used in two executions that year.
Texas Inmate Executed For Killing Girlfriend In 'Jealous Rage' In 2000Daniel Acker was condemned for the March 2000 slaying of Marquetta George. Prosecutors said he ran over George with his truck because he believed she had been unfaithful to him.
Texas Executes Man In Torture, Drowning Of Ex-Roommate"I'm not the one who killed Christina," Troy Clark said before being executed. "But, hey, whatever makes you happy."
Man Who Tortured, Drowned Ex-Roommate Set To Die WednesdayA Texas inmate who taunted a jury to sentence him to death is scheduled to be executed Wednesday evening for torturing and drowning an East Texas woman in his bathtub.
Ex-Texas Parole Officer Faces Up To 20 Years Over PayoffsA former Texas parole officer faces up to 20 years in federal prison for accepting payoffs in exchange for letting other people provide urine samples for some convicts.
Texas Guard Charged With Assaulting Prisoner Who Later DiedA Texas prison guard is charged with assaulting an inmate who later died from his injuries.
Convicted Killer, Former Officer Roy Oliver Sent To Prison In HuntsvilleRoy Oliver was released from the Dallas County Jail and turned over to authorities at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice James “Jay” H. Byrd Unit in Huntsville, Texas early Monday morning.
Texas Court Seeks To Clear Up Whether Inmate Wants To DieCondemned inmate John Ray Falk Jr. filed his own document last month seeking to get rid of his lawyers and "expedite this process with as much swiftness as this court might allow."
Texas Executes Man For 1979 Rape, MurderDanny Paul Bible received lethal injection Wednesday evening for the death of 20-year-old Inez Deaton, whose body was found on the banks of a Houston bayou.
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.
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 For Ex-Girlfriend's KillingA 64-year-old Dallas man on death row for the 1999 slaying of his ex-girlfriend while he was out on parole for killing his estranged wife has been executed in Texas.