Texan Who Orchestrated Dragging Death Of Black Man 21 Years Ago ExecutedJohn William King kept his eyes closed as witnesses arrived in the death chamber and never turned his head toward relatives of his victim. Asked by Warden Bill Lewis if he had a final statement, King replied: "No."
White Supremacist To Be Executed For East Texas Dragging Death Of Black ManIt's been nearly 21 years since John William King was convicted of leading a group of white men who chained James Byrd Jr. to the back of a pickup and dragged him for miles. Tonight he's set to die.
Man Who Killed North Texas Newlywed During Robbery ExecutedAlvin Braziel Jr., 43, received lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the 1993 slaying of 27-year-old Douglas White, who was attacked as he and his wife walked on a jogging trail in Mesquite.
Man Who Killed Newlywed During Robbery Set To Die In TexasA death row inmate is set to die by lethal injection tonight for the fatal shooting, more than 25 years ago, of a newlywed who was attacked on a Mesquite jogging trail.
Member Of 'Texas 7' Prison-Break Gang Set For Execution"Texas 7" prison escapee and now death row inmate Joseph Garcia is slated to die by lethal injection Tuesday at the state penitentiary in Huntsville.
Appeals Court Hearing For Texas Inmate Who Ate His EyeAttorneys for a North Texas death row inmate who gouged out and ate his only eye are arguing to a federal appeals court that he's too mentally ill to be executed.
Federal Court Rejects Appeal Of Dallas Dad Who Killed His DaughtersJohn Battaglia is scheduled to die by lethal injection for killing his two young daughters while their mother, his ex-wife, listened helplessly on the phone.
Texas Inmate Asking Federal Courts To Keep Him AliveA Texas death row inmate is asking the federal courts to keep him from being executed for the 1999 slaying of his ex-girlfriend while he already was on parole for killing his estranged wife.
Feb. 1 Execution Date For Dallas Man Who Killed DaughtersAn execution date has been set for a Dallas man convicted of fatally shooting his two young daughters more than 16 years ago while their mother listened helplessly over the phone.
Lawyers: Texas Inmate Facing Execution Lacked Legal HelpAttorneys for a condemned killer of a San Antonio woman argue that deficient legal help during earlier stages of his appeals tainted his case.
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.
Supreme Court Refuses Appeal From Condemned Texas PrisonerThe U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review lower court rulings that a Texas death row inmate may have faked mental illness to avoid execution for a double murder.
Lawyer: No Late Appeals Likely For Texas Inmate Set To DieAppeals appeared to be exhausted and no last-day legal attempts were expected for a man scheduled to die Tuesday evening for killing a father and infant son as part of a Christmas Eve 1987 rampage in Arlington.
Hitman In Texas Murder-For-Hire Murder Put To DeathA paid hitman was executed Tuesday night in Texas for gunning down a San Antonio woman in a life insurance scheme nearly a quarter-century ago.
Texas Appealing To Get Execution Reprieve ReversedThe Texas Attorney General's Office is appealing a federal judge's decision to give a reprieve to a 32-year-old man who had been set to die Thursday for the 2004 robbery-slaying of a convenience store worker in Corpus Christi.