Gov. Abott Commutes Condemned Inmate Thomas “Bart” Whitaker's SentenceGovernor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation commuting the death sentence of Thomas Bartlett Whitaker following a unanimous decision by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.
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.
Board Takes Back Parole For Man Convicted In Baby's DeathAfter granting parole to a North Texas man who pleaded guilty to causing the death of his 1-month-old son, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles reversed its decision.
Texas Parole Board: No Reprieve For Dallas Man Set To DieThe Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has turned down a clemency petition from a Dallas man set to die this week for fatally shooting his two young daughters nearly 15 years ago.
Texas Inmate Set To Die Tuesday For Dallas-Area Store HoldupA Collin County convenience store clerk was on the phone with his girlfriend when two people, one of them carrying a sawed-off shotgun, walked in. Gregory Martin told her he believed he was about to be robbed and to call police.
Ex-Prosecutor Wants Pardon For Texas Woman Involved In Fatal GM Crash A former prosecutor has asked a Texas agency to pardon a woman who pleaded guilty in a 2004 car crash that killed her fiance but which her attorney says was caused by a faulty General Motors ignition switch.