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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

File photo of a table upon which lethal injections are administered. (Photo by Virginia Department of Corrections via Getty Images)

Texas Carries Out Its 500th Execution Since 1982

Texas marked a solemn moment in criminal justice Wednesday evening, executing its 500th inmate since it resumed carrying out capital punishment in 1982.

06/26/2013

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

Victim’s Family: 500th Execution ‘Just A Number’

Friends and family of Kimberly McCarthy’s victim say they weren’t aware McCarthy’s execution was the 500th in Texas since executions resumed in 1982.

06/26/2013

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

Ex-Texas Warden Reflects After 140 Executions

Charles Thomas O’Reilly supported capital punishment when he oversaw his first Texas execution. And he still supported it after his 100th.

06/26/2013

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

Texas Set To Execute 500th Inmate

On Wednesday, barring a reprieve, Kimberly McCarthy will become the 500th convicted killer in Texas to receive a lethal injection.

06/25/2013

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

Okla. Man To Be Executed For Couple’s 2000 Slaying

It’s been almost 13 years since Jo Milligan’s sister and brother-in-law were brutally stabbed to death in their rural Le Flore County home, but Milligan still feels the void their deaths created.

06/16/2013

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Texas Executes Man Who Confessed To 5-Person Killing Spree

A man who confessed to killing five people during a six-month crime spree in southeastern Texas 15 years ago was put to death Wednesday for the fatal shooting of a firefighter.

06/12/2013

File photo of an execution gurney (Photo by Virginia Department of Corrections via Getty Images)

Court: Texas Inmate’s Decades-Old Sentence Invalid

The life sentence given to a Texas man who has remained in prison for 33 years since being pulled off of death row isn’t valid, Texas’ highest criminal court said Wednesday, possibly paving the way for a new trial or the inmate’s release.

06/12/2013

File photo of a death chamber in Texas, where lethal injections are administered. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Convicted Houston Cop Killer Set To Die Wednesday

Attorneys for a 37-year-old Texas death row inmate are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his execution this week for the fatal shooting of a Houston police officer 14 years ago.

05/14/2013

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

Death Row Inmate’s Last Words: ‘Wow! That Is Great’

A Texas inmate was executed Thursday evening for fatally shooting one of three people he and a partner abducted during a convenience store robbery nearly 11 years ago.

04/26/2013

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