Attorneys for a 37-year-old Texas death row inmate are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his execution this week for the fatal shooting of a Houston police officer 14 years ago.
The state’s highest criminal appeals court has upheld a lower court’s ruling rejecting an appeal for a Fort Worth man sent to death row for killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and her 7-year-old son eight years ago.
A Houston man sent to death row for the slayings of 16-year-old twin sisters more than 23 years ago has lost an appeal at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
A Texas woman convicted of the gruesome slaying and robbery of her neighbor, a retired 71-year-old college psychology professor, is set to be the first woman put to death in the United States since 2010.
Jerry Hartfield was still a young man when an uncle visited him in prison to tell him that his murder conviction had been overturned and he would get a new trial.
A Texas man convicted of killing a police informant two decades ago was executed Tuesday evening.
A Texas death row inmate scheduled to die later Tuesday for the killing of a police informant 20 years ago is hoping the U.S. Supreme Court agrees with his attorneys that he’s too mentally impaired to qualify for execution.
Attorneys for a convicted killer facing execution want the U.S. Supreme Court to stop this week’s scheduled punishment.
A lawyer for an Oklahoma death row inmate said Wednesday he has asked a federal judge to require that a backup dose of an anesthetic be readily available if his client’s execution is carried out next month.
A federal appeals court has refused appeals from two Texas death row inmates, including one condemned for killing a corrections officer 12 years ago while already serving a life sentence for murder.
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