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Execution Drugs' Source Can Remain Secret: Texas AG

AP | Posted 05.30.2014 | Crime

DALLAS (AP) — Texas' prison system doesn't have to reveal where it gets its execution drugs, the state attorney general said Thursday, marking a rev...

Texas Executes Mexican National With Drug From Secret Source

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 06.09.2014 | Crime

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man who escaped prison in his native Mexico while serving a murder sentence was executed in Texas on Wednesday for fatall...

Execution On, Appeals Court Rules

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national moved a step closer to lethal injection Wednesday when a federal appeals court rejected a claim that he wa...

Lethal Injection Set For Today As Last-Minute Appeals Fly

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 03.24.2014 | Crime

Attorneys considered last-minute attempts Wednesday to keep a Mexican national from Texas' death chamber after the state opposed legal efforts and spu...

Texas Man Who Killed Parents Executed

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 10.10.2013 | Crime

HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas man was put to death Wednesday evening for killing his parents at their Lubbock home 15 years ...

Death by Numbers: The 500th Execution by the State of Texas

Gemma Puglisi | Posted 09.04.2013 | Crime
Gemma Puglisi

We are a civilized society, and the death penalty is barbaric and senseless and in so many cases. There is no question that those who kill should be accountable for their horrible actions. And prison is that punishment.

Texas Rises As Conservative Battleground

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson and Ryan Grim | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

While national political observers talk about shifting demographics and political dynamics that are slowly pushing Texas closer to tossup territory, R...

Texas Executes 500th Inmate

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 06.27.2013 | Crime

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Texas marked a solemn moment in criminal justice Wednesday evening, executing its 500th inmate since it resumed carrying out cap...

Texas Set To Execute 500th Inmate

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 08.25.2013 | Crime

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Jim Willett remembers the night of Dec. 6, 1982, when he was assigned to guard a mortuary van that had arrived at the death...

Texas To Execute Murderer And Rapist Today

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2013 | Crime

By Corrie MacLaggan AUSTIN, Texas, April 9 (Reuters) - Texas inmate Rickey Lewis is scheduled to be put to death on Tuesday for murder...

John Rudolf

Texas Executes Man With 61 IQ

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 08.07.2012 | Crime

NEW YORK -- Texas authorities executed Marvin Wilson, a 54-year-old death row inmate, on Tuesday night after his attorneys failed to convince state an...

Man With 61 IQ To Be Executed After SCOTUS Denies Request To Stay

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 10.07.2012 | Crime

UPDATE: Marvin Wilson was executed Tuesday evening after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected arguments that he was too mentally impaired to qualify for th...

John Rudolf

Execution Looms For Texas Man With 61 IQ: "We're Talking About A Mental Child"

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 08.07.2012 | Crime

Marvin Wilson was always slow. Growing up in extreme poverty in east Texas in the 1960s, he struggled with basic tasks, like tying his shoes, count...

New Method For Executing Prisoners In Texas

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 09.17.2012 | Crime

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — An inmate who once bragged about the headlines generated by the carjacking and murder that sent him to death row will be not...

Michael McLaughlin

Texas Executed An Innocent Man, Columbia University Team Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 05.16.2012 | Crime

One of the strongest arguments against the death penalty is the frightening chance of executing an innocent person. Columbia University law professor ...

Public Officials Call On Rick Perry To Allow DNA Testing For Questionable Execution

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

A group of current and former lawmakers, judges and lawyers is calling on Texas Gov. Rick Perry to grant DNA testing for a convicted murderer with an ...

Jason Linkins

An Interview With Steve Mims And Joe Bailey Jr., The Filmmakers Behind Willingham Documentary

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.29.2011 | Media

Incendiary: The Willingham Case has become an essential part of the canon of journalism devoted to the trial and execution of Cameron Todd Willingham. For those who advocate against the death penalty, it depicts their nightmare realized.

Supreme Court Halts Execution Of Texas Inmate

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

By MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- A former Army recruiter who for the third time this year was hours away from his schedule...

Texas Execution Halted Amid Supreme Court Review

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A black man convicted of a double murder in Texas 16 years ago was at least temporarily spared from lethal injection when th...

Attorneys For Texas Death Row Inmate Plead To Supreme Court

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — The U.S. Supreme Court halted the execution Thursday of a black man convicted of a double murder in Texas 16 years ago after...

Jason Linkins

Rick Perry's Next Controversial Execution Comes Thursday

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

Having devoted significant attention to Rick Perry's role in the execution of Cameron Todd Willingham, let's turn our attention to what could potentia...

Jason Linkins

Sam Bassett Responds To Halt Of Investigation: 'It Is A Sad Day For Criminal Justice In Texas'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

In the long saga of the Cameron Todd Willingham case, which we've detailed here, comes another disappointing turn. Per the Houston Chronicle: A sta...

Jason Linkins

Rick Perry's Lawyers 'Read The Riot Act' To Cameron Todd Willingham Investigator

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.08.2011 | Media

I was disappointed that Brian Williams, faced with the golden opportunity to specifically cite the Cameron Todd Willingham case in his debate interrogation of Rick Perry, instead opted for a more generic set of questions on the death penalty.

Jason Linkins

Rick Perry Deserves Scrutiny For His Role In The Execution Of Cameron Todd Willingham

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.02.2011 | Media

In the three weeks since Texas Gov. Rick Perry stormed into the 2012 presidential race, bigfooting past the Ames Straw Poll and surging to frontrunner...

John Rudolf

Milton Mathis, Convicted Killer, Executed In Texas Despite Evidence Of Retardation

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 12.01.2011 | Crime

A man convicted of slaying two people and critically injuring a third in a drug house shooting was executed on Tuesday evening by Texas officials, des...