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The Oklahoma Supreme Court said Tuesday that a 2011 law it struck down as unconstitutional effectively bans all drug-induced abortions in the state, a finding that some legal experts said likely dooms the law’s chances of being upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
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 U.S. Supreme Court has refused an appeal from a Texas death row inmate set for execution this week for killing his parents in Lubbock 15 years ago.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday considered whether to halt the scheduled evening execution of a Texas man convicted of fatally shooting a retired sheriff’s deputy during the robbery of an amusement center more than a decade ago.
The U.S. Supreme Court has sent the cases of six Texas death row inmates, including one of the infamous “Texas 7″ gang of escapees, back to a lower court for reviews of whether attorneys in the earlier stages of their appeals let them down.
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.
A man described by a prosecutor as “a serial killer in training” was executed Thursday in Texas for a woman’s slaying during a break-in at her home a decade ago.
Donnie Lee Roberts, convicted in his girlfriend’s 2003 slaying, was taken from his death row cell Wednesday and moved to the Texas prison where executions are carried out.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review the case of a Louisiana parole violator set to die this week in Texas for the slaying of an East Texas woman at her home nine years ago.
A federal appeals court has refused to stop this week’s execution of a Houston man for gunning down a police sergeant more than 12 years ago.