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File photo of an execution chamber. (credit: PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Condemned Killer Of 2 Set To Die In Texas

The U.S. Supreme Court considered whether to keep Texas inmate Willie Trottie from the death chamber Wednesday evening for the slayings 21 years ago in Houston of his former common-law wife and her brother.

09/10/2014

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Lawsuit: Controversy Should Delay Texas Execution

Attorneys for a Texas death row inmate set to die next week have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit seeking to delay the punishment because of a bungled execution a week ago in Oklahoma.

05/06/2014

Jose Villegas was convicted of the 2001 stabbing deaths of his girlfriend, her child and her mother. (Getty Images)

Man Executed For Killing 3 Members Of A Corpus Christi Family

Jose Villegas was put to death shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to stay the execution.

04/16/2014

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Mexican National Set To Die For 1997 Texas Slaying

A man who escaped prison in his native Mexico while serving a murder sentence was headed to the Texas death chamber Wednesday for the fatal beating a former Baylor University history professor and attack on his wife more than 16 years ago.

04/09/2014

Tommy Lynn Sells was the first inmate to be injected with a dose of newly replenished penobarbital. (Getty Images)

Serial Killer Executed With Texas’ New Drug Supply

Tommy Lynn Sells was the first inmate to be injected with a dose of newly replenished penobarbital.

04/03/2014

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Texas Supreme Court Halts Release Of Execution Drug Supplier

New supplier of Texas execution drugs will remain secret for now.

03/28/2014

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

Rapper Set To Die For Killing Studio Owner

Barring a last-day court reprieve, a former San Antonio rap musician was set to die by lethal injection Wednesday for a knife attack and robbery more than 15 years ago that left a 33-year-old recording studio owner dead.

03/19/2014

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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

Texas prison officials say they're using a compounding pharmacy to obtain the drug used during executions. (Getty)

Texas Says It Will Not Switch Execution Drug

Texas says it will keep using the same drug for its executions but won’t say how it will replace its supply that expires this month.

09/19/2013

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Texas Executes Convicted Killer For 1991 Slaying

Convicted killer Bobby Lee Hines was executed Wednesday for strangling and repeatedly stabbing a suburban Dallas woman.

10/25/2012

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