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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

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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

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

Texas Reveals Execution Drug’s Origin

The nation’s most active death-penalty state has turned to a compounding pharmacy to replace its expired execution drugs, according to documents released Wednesday, weeks after Texas prison officials declined to say how they obtained the drugs amid a nationwide shortage.

10/02/2013

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

Gang Member Who Gunned Down 4 Women Snores During Execution

A former South Texas street gang member was executed Thursday evening for his involvement in a gang ambush in which four women were gunned down 11 years ago.

09/20/2013

In this photo released by the Bell County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who is charged with nurder in the Fort Hood shootings (Photo by Bell County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)

Fort Hood Gunman Will ‘Never Be A Martyr’

The Army psychiatrist who fatally shot 13 people at Fort Hood will “never be a martyr” and deserves to be executed despite his attempt to tie his attack on unarmed soldiers to religion, a prosecutor told jurors on Wednesday.

08/28/2013

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