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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

The Army psychiatrist on trial for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood told mental health experts after the attack that he "would still be a martyr" if convicted and executed by the government, according to a newspaper report Tuesday. (Photo by Bell County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)

Fort Hood Suspect: ‘I Would Still Be A Martyr’ If Executed

The Army psychiatrist on trial for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood told mental health experts after the attack that he “would still be a martyr” if convicted and executed by the government, according to a newspaper report Tuesday.

08/13/2013

In this photo released by the Bell County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who is charged with murder in the Fort Hood shootings, is seen in a booking photo after being moved to the Bell County Jail on April 9, 2010 in Belton, Texas. (credit: Bell County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)

Fort Hood Shooting Suspect Might Never Be Executed If Sentenced To Death

Hundreds of unarmed soldiers, some about to deploy to Afghanistan, were waiting inside a building for vaccines and routine checkups when a fellow soldier walked in with two handguns and enough ammunition to commit one of the worst mass shootings in American history.

08/05/2013

File photo of an execution chamber. (credit: Mike Simons/Getty Images)

Convicted Killer Snores During Execution

A former financial analyst with a history of disruptive behavior was executed Wednesday for the road-rage shooting deaths of two truckers in the Dallas area 15 years ago.

08/01/2013

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

Road Rage Killer Of 2 Set For Execution Wednesday

Fifteen years after a pair of North Texas road rage killings took Douglas Feldman off the streets and into a death row cell, the rage still appears to exist.

07/30/2013

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

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