Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has ruled that a convicted killer with a history of mental illness cannot be forcibly medicated for the purpose of making him competent for execution.
The life sentence given to a Texas man who has remained in prison for 33 years since being pulled off of death row isn’t valid, Texas’ highest criminal court said Wednesday, possibly paving the way for a new trial or the inmate’s release.
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.
A judge nicknamed “Killer Keller” by death penalty opponents after she ordered her court shut while lawyers for a death row inmate tried to file a last-minute appeal is fighting to keep her job.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the convictions of two men condemned for the deaths of law enforcement officers.
A Texas man convicted in the slaying of a 12-year-old girl is scheduled to be executed Wednesday evening after a federal appeals court overturned a reprieve granted earlier this week.
The conviction and death sentence of a Dallas man for fatally stabbing his estranged wife and drowning her 6-year-old daughter in a bathtub have been upheld.
Attorneys for a Houston-area former high school coach convicted of killing his pregnant wife will be back in court to argue for a chance to present new evidence they say shows their client is innocent.