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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

File photo of a Texas death chamber. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Execution Set For Killer Of 3 In Corpus Christi

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.

11/08/2013

File photo of  the 'death chamber' at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Huntsville Unit in Huntsville.  (credit: PAUL BUCK /AFP/Getty Images)

Lubbock Man Who Killed Parents Set To Die

Authorities became suspicious about the deaths of a Lubbock couple in an explosion and fire that leveled their home, when the remains of the woman retrieved from the rubble showed a lamp cord was wrapped around her neck.

10/08/2013

File photo of a Texas death chamber. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Texas Inmate To Die This Week Loses Federal Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused an appeal from a Texas death row inmate set for execution this week for killing his parents in Lubbock 15 years ago.

10/07/2013

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