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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 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

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Victim’s Relatives Shocked, Saddened By Texas Woman’s Death Penalty Reprieve

Relatives of a slain Texas woman who were en route to the convicted killer’s execution this week were stunned to get a call that a state judge had halted the punishment.

01/31/2013

Kimberly McCarthy was set to die on Tuesday. 
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Judge Postpones Execution Of Texas Woman

A judge has halted the execution of a woman who has been convicted of murdering her elderly neighbor.

01/29/2013

File photo of the front of the Huntsville Prison unit. (credit: PAUL K. BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Woman’s Execution First In US Since 2010

A Texas woman convicted of the gruesome slaying and robbery of her neighbor, a retired 71-year-old college psychology professor, is set to be the first woman put to death in the United States since 2010.

01/28/2013