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Texas Court Halts Execution Of Man Amid Claims Of False Evidence

Apr 7, 2017
Illustration by Callie Richmond for The Texas Tribune

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has halted the execution of Paul Storey, which was set for Wednesday.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Texas Death Row Inmate

Mar 28, 2017
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Texas death row inmate Tuesday, sending his case back to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and invalidating the state's current method of determining if a death-sentenced inmate is intellectually disabled and therefore ineligible for execution. Texas' method relies on decades-old medical standards and a controversial set of factors.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Texas Death Row Inmate

Feb 22, 2017
Texas Department of Criminal Justice

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Texas death row inmate Wednesday morning, agreeing that Duane Buck’s case was prejudiced by an expert trial witness who claimed Buck was more likely to be a future danger because he is black.

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A federal court has rejected a lawsuit by five Texas death row inmates who say the lethal drugs to be used in their executions need to be retested shortly before to ensure they will suffer no unusual pain.

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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear appeals from two African-American death-row inmates in Texas, including one who argued his sentence was based on his race.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: a death row inmate's execution has been halted; Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will run for re-election; the fight between Dallas chefs and a restaurant critic gets national publicity; and more. 

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Update, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday: An Arlington woman was executed  Wednesday night for the murder of her girlfriend’s young son. 

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A state judge has ordered the Texas prison agency to disclose to attorneys for two inmates its supplier of a new batch of execution drugs.
 
The ruling Thursday in Austin comes one day after attorneys for two death row inmates filed a lawsuit against the Texas Department of Criminal Justice seeking the information. Texas prison officials say they will appeal the ruling.

Texas Finds New Drug Supply For Executions

Mar 19, 2014
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Texas has obtained a new batch of the drugs it uses to execute death row inmates, allowing the state to continue carrying out death sentences once its existing supply expires at the end of the month.

But correction officials will not say where they bought the drugs, arguing that information must be kept secret to protect the safety of its new supplier. In interviews with The Associated Press, officials with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice also refused to say whether providing anonymity to its new supplier of the sedative pentobarbital was a condition of its purchase.

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The eight Texas National Guard C-130 cargo planes will stay in Fort Worth at least until fiscal year 2014. The Senate Appropriations Committee voted to keep the planes at the Fort Worth Naval Air Station for the time being.