In October 2008, Richard Lee Tabler used a smuggled cellphone to threaten a state senator. The discovery of the contraband phone prompted a statewide lockdown of more than 150,000 inmates.
Execution dates have been set for three Oklahoma death-row inmates even as state officials continue to investigate what went wrong during a botched execution in April.
New supplier of Texas execution drugs will remain secret for now.
Two death row inmates have filed suit claiming they may be subjected to unconstitutionally cruel pain.
Anthony Doyle beat Hyun Mi Cho to death with a baseball bat in 2003.
Judge found 64-year-old Glenn Ford’s conviction was obtained after prosecutors suppressed exonerating evidence.
A Nueces County man on death row for the slayings of a 24-year-old Corpus Christi woman, her young son and her mother has been set to die in April.
A Harris County man on Texas death row for 20 years has won a federal court appeal that allows him to pursue claims he’s mentally impaired and ineligible for the death penalty.
He has one final chance Wednesday to give a closing argument before his case goes to a panel of military officers that can give him death or life in prison without parole.
Fifteen years after a pair of North Texas road rage killings took Douglas Feldman off the streets and into a death row cell, the rage still appears to exist.