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State of Texas Executes Tommy Lynn Sells After High Court Refuses to Intervene

The State of Texas carried out the execution of Tommy Lynn Sells this evening, after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his last appeal.  Sells  was convicted of killing thirteen-year-old Kaylene Harris […]

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State of Texas Executes Anthony Doyle; Judge Orders TDCJ to Disclose Source of New Drug Supply

On March 27, 2014, the State of Texas carried out its fourth execution of the year, putting Anthony Doyle to death for the murder of 37-year-old Hyun Mi Cho in January […]

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State of Texas Executes Ray Jasper; TDCJ Obtains New, Secret Supply of Lethal Drug

The State of Texas executed Ray Jasper last night, March 19, 2014, for the 1998 robbery and murder of recording studio owner David Alejandro in San Antonio. Jasper was 18 years […]

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Attorneys for Michael Yowell Ask Supreme Court to Stay Execution

Despite serious questions about the compounded drugs obtained by Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to stop tonight’s scheduled execution of Michael Yowell. The State of Texas proceeded with the execution, and Yowell was pronounced dead at 7:11 PM.

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Pharmacy Asks Texas to Return Drugs Intended for Use in Execution

Last month, officials with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) announced that although their current supply of pentobarbital had expired, they had no plans to change the lethal injection […]