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File photo of a death chamber. (credit: Mike Simons/Getty Images)

Texas Inmate To Die Tuesday For Abduction, Slaying

A Texas death row inmate is set for execution Tuesday evening for abducting a Houston couple, raping the woman and killing the man.

11/12/2013

File photo of an execution chamber. (credit: CAROLINE GROUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Executes Lubbock Man Who Killed Parents

A Texas man was put to death Wednesday evening for killing his parents at their Lubbock home 15 years ago during a drug-influenced rampage that also left his 89-year-old grandmother dead.

10/09/2013

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Jury In Fort Hood Rampage To Resume Deliberations

A military jury will begin its second day of deliberations Friday in the case of a 2009 mass shooting at this sprawling military post — even though the Army psychiatrist accused of gunning down 13 people and wounding more than 30 others has admitted responsibility and mounted no defense during his trial.

08/23/2013

Attempted mass shooter Naser Jason Abdo remained defiant in court as a 'conscientious objector' as he was handed down two life sentences. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Doctors To Describe Bodies Of Fort Hood Slain

Pathologists who examined the bodies of those slain in the Fort Hood rampage are expected to resume testifying at the trial of the accused gunman.

08/15/2013

Attempted mass shooter Naser Jason Abdo remained defiant in court as a 'conscientious objector' as he was handed down two life sentences. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Wife Of Fort Hood Survivor Says ‘DOD Is Gagging Us’

The wife of a wounded Army staff sergeant from the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage is claiming the Department of Defense has “slapped victims of violence with gag order”.

08/08/2013

Lethal injection death chamber in prison, Huntsville, Texas.  (credit: David J Sams/Getty Images)

Family: Texas’ 500th Execution Simply Justice

Family and friends of Dorothy Booth waited 16 years — enduring two trials and countless appeals — for the measure of closure that came Wednesday evening when the woman who brutally beat and fatally stabbed their loved one was executed for her crime.

06/27/2013

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.

06/26/2013

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

Ex-Texas Warden Reflects After 140 Executions

Charles Thomas O’Reilly supported capital punishment when he oversaw his first Texas execution. And he still supported it after his 100th.

06/26/2013

File photo of an execution chamber. (credit: CAROLINE GROUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Set To Execute 500th Inmate

On Wednesday, barring a reprieve, Kimberly McCarthy will become the 500th convicted killer in Texas to receive a lethal injection.

06/25/2013

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