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.
Dallas County Court Finds John David Battaglia Mentally Competent For ExecutionA judge has found convicted killer John David Battaglia, 62, mentally competent to be executed for murdering his two young daughters in 2001 as their mother listened on the phone, begging him to spare their lives.
12 Texas Inmates Are Serving Banned Juvenile Life SentenceA dozen Texas inmates are serving a sentence the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled unconstitutional because they were younger than 18 when they committed their crimes.
July Execution Of McKinney Real Estate Agent's Killer HaltedThe Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has halted the scheduled execution next month of a North Carolina parolee convicted of killing a Collin County real estate agent 11 years ago.