Appeals Court Delays Texas Execution Due To Coronavirus OutbreakThe outbreak of the novel coronavirus prompted the top Texas criminal appeals court on Monday to stay for 60 days the scheduled execution of a man condemned for killing his family.
Supreme Court Denies Appeal Of Texas Death Row Inmate Rodney ReedThe U.S. Supreme Court has denied an appeal from Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed, who was found guilty of the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites and has spent over 20 years in prison.
Texas Murder Spree: Death Sentence Overturned For Intellectually Disabled Man, Charles BrownlowThe Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has overturned the death sentence for Charles Brownlow, a man who killed five people - including burning one to death.
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.