A Harris County man on Texas death row for 20 years has won a federal court appeal that allows him to pursue claims he’s mentally impaired and ineligible for the death penalty.
Authorities say a jailed North Texas man awaiting trial on a child sex abuse charge has committed suicide.
An inmate from an Oklahoma jail who fled while on work duty has been captured in the Texas Panhandle driving a stolen government pickup truck.
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.
A North Texas sheriff faked being a hit man to negotiate with a jail inmate now charged with trying to have his estranged wife and her male friend killed.
A federal prison inmate in Texas has pleaded guilty to a hate crime charge after admitting that he beat another prisoner he thought was gay.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the convictions of two men condemned for the deaths of law enforcement officers.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review the case of a Louisiana parole violator set to die this week in Texas for the slaying of an East Texas woman at her home nine years ago.
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 lawyer for an Oklahoma death row inmate said Wednesday he has asked a federal judge to require that a backup dose of an anesthetic be readily available if his client’s execution is carried out next month.