Texas Department of Criminal Justice
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.
Tommy Lynn Sells was the first inmate to be injected with a dose of newly replenished penobarbital.
New supplier of Texas execution drugs will remain secret for now.
Two death row inmates have filed suit claiming they may be subjected to unconstitutionally cruel pain.
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.
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.
Texas prison officials say they’re using a compounding pharmacy to obtain the drug used during executions.
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.
The nation’s most active death penalty state is running out of its execution drug.
Convicted killer Bobby Lee Hines was headed to the Texas death chamber Wednesday for strangling and repeatedly stabbing a suburban Dallas woman at her apartment 21 years ago.