Texas Execution News
Protest Over Virginia Bill to Shield Death Penalty Drug Makers
Hundreds of religious leaders in Virginia gathered today in an effort to stop a proposed amendment that would allow suppliers of death penalty drugs to remain anonymous. The amendment proposed by Governor Terry McAuliffe would add Virginia to a growing number of states that do not identify the
More Big Rulings for the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court handed down major decisions on cases involving lethal injection, congressional redistricting, and the EPA's ability to enforce the Clean Air Act.
Texas Executes Lester Bower , State's Oldest Prisoner on Death Row
The oldest prisoner on death row in Texas was executed tonight. Lester Bower Jr. received a lethal dose of pentobarbital for killing four people in an airplane hangar on a ranch about 60 miles from Dallas in 1983. He was executed hours after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal from his
5 Things to Know This Morning
Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning. 1. Walk 30 Miles Or Do Jail Time, Judge Tells Ohio Teen Who Didn't Pay Cab Fare What the hail? An eccentric Ohio judge told a scofflaw teen to take a hike -- and walk 30 miles for stiffing a cabbie for a ride of the same
Death Row Inmate's Last Meal Includes 2 Cheeseburgers, Cornbread and Popcorn
The only woman on death row in Georgia has ordered up a large last meal. Kelly Renee Gissendaner's final meal will consist of two cheeseburgers, two large orders of french fries, lemonade, cherry vanilla ice cream, popcorn, cornbread and a salad made of boiled eggs, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions,
Texas Woman Executed for Starvation Death of Boy
Lisa Coleman was convicted in the death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son.
Oklahoma Officials Want Changes After Troubled Execution
Clayton Darrell Lockett took more than 45 minutes to die after getting lethal injection drugs April 29.
How To Turn A National Crisis Into A National Tragedy (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ANALYSIS — ABC’s RICK KLEIN: Quick – how do you turn a national crisis into a national tragedy? One way is to do nothing at all. On one level, it’s completely unsurprising that Washington is resigned to the fact that...
The Supreme Court and Lethal Injection : When Is it Cruel and Unusual?
Without explanation, the Supreme Court halted the planned execution late Wednesday of a death row inmate in Missouri who claims that if he is executed using the state’s lethal injection protocol he could suffer a tortuous death due to his rare medical condition. It is...
Convicted Serial Killer Tommy Lynn Sells Executed in Texas
Convicted serial killer Tommy Lynn Sells , who was sent to prison in 1999 and claimed responsibility for dozens of murders across the country, was executed Thursday in Texas. Sells, 49, was convicted of killing 13-year-old Katy Harris while she slept in her Del Rio, Texas, home. Her murder landed