After 21 Years On Death Row, Texas Grants Stay Of Execution For Rodney ReedJust five days before his scheduled execution, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and the Texas Parole Board, granted a stay of execution for convicted murderer Rodney Reed.
'Actual Innocence' Ruling Obtained For Dallas' Quintin Lee Alonzo After Serving Nearly 17 Years In PrisonMonday’s ruling by the State’s highest criminal court will allow him to begin taking steps to clear his name and receive the compensation due him for his wrongful conviction.
Execution Stayed In 2005 Slaying Of Fort Worth Mother, SonAn appeals court has granted a stay of execution for a Texas inmate who was facing lethal injection next week for killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and her 7-year-old son.
Execution Delayed For Texas Man Convicted Of Killing 13-Month-Old Girl In 'Exorcism'A Texas appeals court has delayed this week's scheduled execution of Blaine Milam who is convicted of killing his girlfriend's 13-month-old daughter during what the couple had said was part of an "exorcism."
Texas Death Sentence Again Thrown Out Over Disability ClaimsKenneth Wayne Thomas was convicted in 1987 of fatally stabbing Mildred Finch, the wife of Dallas civil rights lawyer Fred Finch, who was also killed in the attack.
Ruling Throws Indicted Texas Attorney General's Case Into More UncertaintyThe decision is a victory for Paxton, a Republican, who was re-elected in November and has pleaded not guilty to charges alleging that he duped investors in a tech startup.
Appeals Court Grants Kwame Rockwell Execution StayThe state's top criminal appeals court has granted a stay of next week's execution of a convict whose attorneys assert is not mentally competent to be put to death.
Fort Worth Judge Exonerates Man Wrongly Imprisoned For 19 YearsA Fort Worth judge has signed an order that exonerates a man who spent 19 years in prison after he was wrongly convicted of murder.
North Texas Man Freed After Being Found Innocent In 2001 KillingQuintin Alonzo wrapped his arms around an aunt, then his mother. He whispered “I love you Mom.”
Texas Man On Death Row For Decapitating 3 Kids Loses AppealThe Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rejected an appeal Wednesday from a 37-year-old Rio Grande Valley man on death row for stabbing and beheading his common-law wife's three children 15 years ago.
Texas Judge Rules Man's Death Sentence Should Be CommutedA Texas judge has ruled that prosecutors in the capital murder case of a man sentenced to death had lied in court and that the condemned man should instead be given a lifetime prison term.
Court Rejects Appeal From British Woman On Texas Death RowA British woman on death row in Texas has lost an appeal for her capital murder conviction in 2002. Attorneys for Linda Carty argued prosecutors coerced witnesses and hid information.
Mexican Citizen Executed In Texas For Cousin's 1997 MurderA Mexican citizen on death row in Texas was executed Wednesday night for the slaying of his 16-year-old cousin who was abducted from her family's apartment and fatally beaten.
Irving Man On Death Row For Killing 2 Loses AppealThe state's' highest criminal court has rejected an appeal from a Dallas-area man sent to death row for fatally stabbing his girlfriend and her teenage daughter in 2011.
Court Blocks Order That Voided Prosecutor Pay In Paxton CaseAn appeals court has blocked a lower court's ruling that prevented special prosecutors in Paxton's felony securities fraud case from collecting a six-figure payment.