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Susan Sarandon Trying To Help Inmate Facing Death PenaltyActress and anti-death penalty activist Susan Sarandon is trying to stop Oklahoma from executing a convicted murderer she believes is innocent.
Murder Charge Dismissed For Houston Man On Death RowHarris County District Attorney Devon Anderson on Monday dismissed capital murder charges against a 33-year-old Houston man sent to death row nearly a decade ago for the fatal shooting of a Houston police officer.
Texas Death Row Inmate In 25-Year Houston Cases Loses AppealAttorneys for 51-year-old John Reyes Matamoros say he is mentally impaired and ineligible for execution.
Robert Durst Could Face Death Penalty With Murder ChargeRobert Durst couldn't explain away the similarities between his handwriting and a letter he said "only the killer could have written" that alerted police to his friend's shooting 15 years ago.
Man Set To Die For Houston Murders Wins ReprieveGarcia White was scheduled to be executed Wednesday for the 1989 fatal stabbings of twin 16-year-old Houston girls; his attorneys argued he may have been mentally impaired because of a lifetime of cocaine use.
Court Grants Execution Reprieve To Texas InmateFederal judges ruled they need more time to consider the complexities of executing a mentally ill prisoner.
Police: Convicted Pennsylvania Murderer May Have Killed In TexasCharles Hicks, who was sentenced to death for the 2008 murder and dismemberment of a Pennsylvania woman told investigators he had killed in Texas.
Man Charged In Texas Human-Smuggling OperationA 34-year-old man is scheduled to make an initial court appearance in South Texas on charges that include murder, human smuggling and keeping undocumented workers as hostages.
Oklahoma Lawmaker Seeks Other Execution Options A Republican lawmaker reacting to an Oklahoma inmate's botched lethal injection said Tuesday he wants to explore giving condemned prisoners the option of death by firing squad, hanging or the electric chair.
Lawmakers Still Back Death Penalty Despite Botched Oklahoma ExecutionA bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death-penalty opponents, invited court challenges and attracted worldwide attention.
Report: Oklahoma Execution Officials Took 51 Minutes To Find VeinClayton Lockett died of an apparent heart attack 10 minutes after officials stopped the scheduled execution.
Man Who Spent Decades On Louisiana's Death Row Is FreedJudge found 64-year-old Glenn Ford's conviction was obtained after prosecutors suppressed exonerating evidence.
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