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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

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Victim’s Relatives Shocked, Saddened By Texas Woman’s Death Penalty Reprieve

Relatives of a slain Texas woman who were en route to the convicted killer’s execution this week were stunned to get a call that a state judge had halted the punishment.

01/31/2013

File photo of the front of the Huntsville Prison unit. (credit: PAUL K. BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Woman’s Execution First In US Since 2010

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.

01/28/2013

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