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Texas has enough of the execution drug pentobarbital to carry out the first five lethal injections scheduled for 2015. (credit: PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Condemned Killer Of 2 Set To Die In Texas

The U.S. Supreme Court considered whether to keep Texas inmate Willie Trottie from the death chamber Wednesday evening for the slayings 21 years ago in Houston of his former common-law wife and her brother.

09/10/2014

A view of a jury box. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawsuit Argues Texas To Use Expired Execution Drug

HOUSTON (AP) — Attorneys for a Texas death row inmate scheduled for execution this week contend in a federal lawsuit the sedative intended for his lethal injection is expired and its use could cause him “torturous” […]

09/09/2014

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Execution Dates Set For Okla. Death Row 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.

08/10/2014

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

Lawmaker Pushes For Alternative Execution Method

A state lawmaker is pushing for Louisiana to consider alternatives to lethal injection in response to a nationwide shortage of the drugs used to execute prisoners.

05/19/2014

Attorneys for convicted killer Robert James Campbell said they need more time to pursue appeals that he is mentally impaired and therefore ineligible for the death penalty. (PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Court Halts Execution Over Mental Impairment Claim

Attorneys for convicted killer Robert James Campbell said they need more time to pursue appeals that he is mentally impaired and therefore ineligible for the death penalty.

05/13/2014

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Inmate Cites Oklahoma Ordeal To Stop His Execution

Attorneys for a condemned killer facing execution this week in Texas are insisting his punishment should be stopped because he risks the same ordeal experienced recently by an Oklahoma inmate whose lethal injection was disrupted.

05/12/2014

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Lawsuit: Controversy Should Delay Texas Execution

Attorneys for a Texas death row inmate set to die next week have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit seeking to delay the punishment because of a bungled execution a week ago in Oklahoma.

05/06/2014

Texas has enough of the execution drug pentobarbital to carry out the first five lethal injections scheduled for 2015. (credit: PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Still Back Death Penalty Despite Botched Oklahoma Execution

A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death-penalty opponents, invited court challenges and attracted worldwide attention.

05/05/2014

Texas has enough of the execution drug pentobarbital to carry out the first five lethal injections scheduled for 2015. (credit: PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Oklahoma Inmate Dies After Botched Execution

Officials stopped the lethal injection execution of Clayton Lockett after a new drug was administered. Doctors say Lockett died of a heart attack.

04/29/2014

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

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