Tribpedia: Death Penalty

The death penalty is the ultimate punishment for capital murder convictions in Texas, which leads the nation in the number of executions since the practice resumed in 1976.

The state has adopted various methods to administer the death penalty over the years, including hanging (1819-1923), electrocution (1924-1964) and lethal injection (1977-today), according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's ...

Faces of Death Row App Gets an Update

Mark Anthony Gonzalez arrived on death row last week after being convicted in the shooting death of Bexar County Sheriff Sgt. Kenneth Vann. With his arrival and the executions of Richard Masterson and James Freeman in January, there are now 252 people in Texas living with a death sentence.

 

James Garrett Freeman shot and killed Justin Hurst, a game warden, in 2007, according to court documents.
James Garrett Freeman shot and killed Justin Hurst, a game warden, in 2007, according to court documents.

Man Who Killed Texas Game Warden Executed

James Garrett Freeman shot and killed Justin Hurst, a game warden, following a high-speed chase in 2007. He was executed Wednesday evening, the second execution in Texas this year.

Gabriel Hall and James Calvert were the first inmates received on Texas' death row in 2015.
Gabriel Hall and James Calvert were the first inmates received on Texas' death row in 2015.

Faces of Death Row App Updated

Gabriel Hall and James Calvert have joined the 251 other inmates living with death sentences in Texas. See our updated database of these men and women, which you can filter by age, race, sex and length of stay on death row.

Texas Prisons Deny Making Execution Drugs

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The Texas Department of Criminal Justice on Friday shot down allegations that it is manufacturing its own hard-to-find execution drugs after federal defense attorneys in an Oklahoma death row case accused the Texas prison system of doing exactly that.