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

Murderer Escapes From Prison

A convicted killer from Harris County has escaped from a prison in Amarillo.

09/22/2014

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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

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.

03/27/2014

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

Texas Executes Lubbock Man Who Killed Parents

A Texas man was put to death Wednesday evening for killing his parents at their Lubbock home 15 years ago during a drug-influenced rampage that also left his 89-year-old grandmother dead.

10/09/2013

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

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 Using New Execution Drug, 3 Death Row Inmates File Suit

Texas prison officials say they’re using a compounding pharmacy to obtain the drug used during executions.

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

File photo of a Texas death chamber. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Texas Prison System Running Out Of Execution Drug

The nation’s most active death penalty state is running out of its execution drug.

08/01/2013

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