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File photo of people  outside the U.S. Supreme Court building. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Condemned Texas Inmate Loses Supreme Court Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from condemned Texas inmate Duane Buck, whose supporters contend his death sentence decided by a Houston jury 17 years ago unfairly was based on race.

05/28/2014

File photo of a prison cell block. (Photo by ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal From Woman Condemned For Starving Child To Death

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from an Arlington woman on Texas death row for the starvation of a 9-year-old boy a decade ago.

02/24/2014

In this photo released by the Bell County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who is charged with murder in the Fort Hood shootings, is seen in a booking photo after being moved to the Bell County Jail on April 9, 2010 in Belton, Texas. (credit: Bell County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)

Fort Hood Shooting Suspect Might Never Be Executed If Sentenced To Death

Hundreds of unarmed soldiers, some about to deploy to Afghanistan, were waiting inside a building for vaccines and routine checkups when a fellow soldier walked in with two handguns and enough ammunition to commit one of the worst mass shootings in American history.

08/05/2013

File photo of a perimeter wall around a prison. (Photo by FRANK PERRY/AFP/GettyImages)

Texas Born Serial Killer Gets Prison For NYC Slayings

A serial killer already sentenced to death in California has received a prison sentence in New York after he admitted killing two other young women in the 1970s.

01/07/2013

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