File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Woman Set For Lethal Injection After Starving, Torturing Girlfriend’s Son

Attorneys for a 38-year-old Texas woman are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block her scheduled execution for the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend’s 9-year-old son a decade ago.


Two death row inmates have filed a lawsuit claiming they may be subjected to unconstitutionally cruel pain. (Getty Images)

Judge: State Must Disclose Supplier Of Execution Drug

Two death row inmates have filed suit claiming they may be subjected to unconstitutionally cruel pain.


Prosecutors say Jeremy Lee Sappington shot Verna Sarten in the head then tried to set fire to the house. (Getty Images)

Former Rapper Looking For Appeal From Courts

Attorneys for a former San Antonio rap musician are looking to federal appeals courts to spare him from a lethal injection for an attack and robbery more than 15 years ago that left a 33-year-old recording studio owner dead.


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

Killer Of Texas Corrections Officer Set To Die

A Texas prison inmate whose escape six years ago left a corrections officer dead is set for execution this week in Huntsville.


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

Texas Inmate To Die Tuesday For Abduction, Slaying

A Texas death row inmate is set for execution Tuesday evening for abducting a Houston couple, raping the woman and killing the man.


File photo of a police car. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

No Arrest Made After Two Girls Shot At Texas Home

Police say two girls have been shot at a Central Texas home and nobody has been arrested.


File photo of a prison's perimeter walls. (Photo by FRANK PERRY/AFP/GettyImages)

Killer Of Texas Police Snitch Set To Die Tuesday

A Texas death row inmate scheduled to die later Tuesday for the killing of a police informant 20 years ago is hoping the U.S. Supreme Court agrees with his attorneys that he’s too mentally impaired to qualify for execution.


A condemned Texas man with an IQ of 61 is considered by his attorneys to be unfit for execution. (Photo by Virginia Department of Corrections via Getty Images)

Attorneys: Man’s IQ Too Low For Execution

Attorneys for a convicted killer facing execution want the U.S. Supreme Court to stop this week’s scheduled punishment.