500 executions

File photo of a table upon which lethal injections are administered. (Photo by Virginia Department of Corrections via Getty Images)

Texas Carries Out Its 500th Execution Since 1982

Texas marked a solemn moment in criminal justice Wednesday evening, executing its 500th inmate since it resumed carrying out capital punishment in 1982.


File photo of a Texas death chamber. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Victim’s Family: 500th Execution ‘Just A Number’

Friends and family of Kimberly McCarthy’s victim say they weren’t aware McCarthy’s execution was the 500th in Texas since executions resumed in 1982.