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Jose Villegas was convicted of the 2001 stabbing deaths of his girlfriend, her child and her mother. (Getty Images)

Man Executed For Killing 3 Members Of A Corpus Christi Family

Jose Villegas was put to death shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to stay the execution.

04/16/2014

Tommy Lynn Sells was the first inmate to be injected with a dose of newly replenished penobarbital. (Getty Images)

Serial Killer Executed With Texas’ New Drug Supply

Tommy Lynn Sells was the first inmate to be injected with a dose of newly replenished penobarbital.

04/03/2014

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Man Put To Death For Murder Of Delivery Woman

Anthony Doyle beat Hyun Mi Cho to death with a baseball bat in 2003.

03/27/2014

Suzanne Basso was convicted of torturing and killing a mentally impaired man she lured to Texas with a promise of marriage. (Photo: Texas Dept. Of Criminal Justice)

Woman Set To Be Executed For 1998 Murder

Suzanne Basso was convicted of torturing and killing a mentally impaired man she lured to Texas with a promise of marriage.

02/05/2014

New research suggests assumptions about the death penalty may be wrong. (Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

Study: Executions Do Not Bring Closure To Victims’ Families

According to a new study, executions do not heal the victims’ families.

01/27/2014

Demonstrators held signs outside the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City to protest the execution of Edgar Tamayo. (ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Executes Man Despite Opposition From Mexico

Mexican national Edgar Tamayo was administered lethal injection for the 1994 murder of a Houston police officer.

01/22/2014

File photo of a death chamber. (credit: Mike Simons/Getty Images)

Court Won’t Stop Execution Of Mexican National

A Mexican national moved a step closer to lethal injection Wednesday when a federal appeals court rejected a claim that he was mentally impaired and ineligible to be put to death for the fatal shooting of a Houston police officer 20 years ago.

01/22/2014

File photo of an execution chamber. (credit: CAROLINE GROUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Mexico Objects To US Execution Of Mexican Man

The Mexican government said Sunday it “strongly rejects” the execution scheduled this week in Texas of a Mexican man convicted of killing a police officer.

01/19/2014

File photo of a lethal injection death chamber in a Texas prison.  (credit: David J Sams/Getty Images)

Texas Executes Man For Corrections Officer’s Death

A Texas inmate was executed Tuesday evening for the death of a corrections officer during a short-lived escape from prison six years ago.

12/03/2013

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Man Sentenced To Execution For Setting Clerk On Fire During Robbery

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas-area man has been sentenced to execution for the 2012 burning death of a clerk who was set on fire during a convenience store robbery. A Dallas County jury on Friday […]

11/08/2013

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