Texas carried out its fourth execution of the year, last night in Huntsville. It was the state's 481st post-Furman execution since 1982. Texas has the most active death chamber in the nation, accounting for more than 37% of all modern executions in the nation.
It was the 242nd execution conducted under the administration of Rick Perry. He became Governor of Texas upon the resignation of George W. Bush in December 2000. 152 men and women were executed in five years under Governor Bush's tenure.
The Huntsville Item reports, "Child sex offender put to death." It's by Cody Stark.
A Dallas County man who was supposed to be taking care of an 10-month-old boy, but instead fatally beat him with a flashlight, was executed Wednesday night...continue to full post
Notable execution mid-summer execution news from Georgia and Texas Two interesting execution stories were developing last night in Georgia and Texas, although the stories linked below showcase that one of these stories continue today: Coming from Georgia, "Videotaped Execution by Lethal Injection Set for Thursday" Coming from Texas, "Texas...
Supreme Court Stays Another Texas Execution For the second time in less than a week, the U.S. Supreme Court has halted a Texas execution. The high court today stayed the execution of Cleve Foster, a murder convict who was set to die this evening.