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Death Watch: Failures at Trial Anchor Last-Chance Appeal for Sparks
If SCOTUS does not act, Sparks will be the third man executed in Texas this month
"...him. He stabbed her and his two stepsons to death and raped his two stepdaughters, but he felt he'd..."

Sept. 20, 2019 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Death Watch: Mental Illness Claims Fail; Death Awaits
After a 2005 murder, Clifton Williams is set to be executed
"...next Thursday, July 16, after nine years spent on death row for the murder of Cecelia Schneider...."

July 10, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Death Row Inmates' Sentences Overturned
Supremes overturn death sentences of three Texas inmates, sending them back to state courts and calling into question the death sentences of dozens of other inmates
"...The U.S. Supreme Court overturned on April 25 the death sentences of three Texas death row inmates, sending them..."

May 4, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Nichols Execution: Another Texas death row travesty
Prosecutorial misconduct includes hiding crucial witness
"...second trial ended with a guilty verdict and a death sentence...."

March 2, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Death Watch: Crutsinger Seeks Last-Ditch SCOTUS Appeal
Following the Aug. 21 execution of Larry Swearingen, Crutsinger could be the fifth Texan killed this year
"...his 2003 trial, Crutsinger has continued to fight his death sentence, even as his options dwindle and his Sept...."

Aug. 30, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch: Without Intervention, Travis Runnels Will Be the Ninth Texan Executed in 2019
A troubled life, a dishonest witness, a “changed man”
"...Wiley, and slit his throat. As Wiley bled to death, an inmate asked Run­nels why he'd done it. "It..."

Dec. 6, 2019 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Death Watch: “An Intentional Smothering”
Tilon Carter says he never meant to kill James Tomlin
"...execution on Tuesday, Feb. 7, after 10 years on death row. The 37-year-old was convicted of capital murder in..."

Feb. 3, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch: Meth, Madness, and Death
Capital case tests limits of insanity defense
"...officer – Officer Marty Steinfeldt – being shot to death, as well. In the ambulance after the shootout, Sprouse..."

April 3, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Rick Perry Death Watch: Former Army Recruiter Scheduled To Die
Cleve Foster was convicted of a 2002 rape and murder
"...showed both men had sex with her before her death, but Foster insists he was passed out from sleeping..."

Sept. 21, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Supremes to Examine Death Row Appeals
Supreme Court agrees to hear three Texas death row appeals during its new term
"...U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear three Texas death row appeals during its new term, which begins this..."

Oct. 27, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Death Watch: Robert Ramos
Mexican national set for execution Wednesday night
"...reasonable juror would have found him eligible for the death penalty,” and that SCOTUS has “held that ‘additional mitigating..."

Nov. 14, 2018 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch: No Recourse for Mental Illness
Texas about to execute another insane inmate
"...The shootout that landed Mays on death row occurred after police were called to calm him..."

March 13, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Death Watch
Trottie is scheduled for execution next week
"...convicted Trottie on all charges. He was sentenced to death on Dec. 15, 1993...."

Sept. 5, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

New Hearing for Death Row Inmate
Charles Dean Hood heads back to district court for new punishment hearing
"...Criminal Appeals has sent back to district court the death row case of Charles Dean Hood, opining that Hood..."

March 5, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Death Watch: King Set to Die for James Byrd Lynching
Last-minute appeal seeks new trial as King maintains his innocence
"...Only two of 2019's five (so far) scheduled executions..."

April 19, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch: Intellectually Disabled or Mentally Ill?
Three cases raise the question
"...was scheduled for June 21. Williams was sentenced to death in 2006 for killing a 93-year-old woman in a..."

June 15, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch: DNA Testing Denied for Rodney Reed
Reed and Pruett strike out. But justice for Duane Buck?
"...Reed has been on death row since receiving a death sentence in 1998 for..."

April 21, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch: Unhappy New Year
Masterson found guilty of capital murder of Shane Honeycutt, set to die Jan. 20
"...Master­son, 43, who's spent the past 14 years on death row for the murder of Darin Shane Honey­cutt. Masterson..."

Jan. 15, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Death Watch: Running Low on Poison
The state of Texas has three executions' worth of pentobarbitol
"...execution of the year on July 31, putting to death Douglas Feldman, convicted of the murder of two truck..."

Aug. 9, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Supremes Give Death Row Inmate Another Chance
Supreme Court orders new trial for South Carolina death row inmate, ruling state courts erred by excluding evidence that another man may have committed the crime
"...2 ordered a new trial for a South Carolina death row inmate, ruling that state courts erred by excluding..."

May 12, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Letter From Death Row
Our condemned cover artist makes his case
"...set up with a system of checks and balances. Death row prisoners go through a lengthy appeals process because..."

Aug. 20, 2004 News Feature by James V. Allridge

Death Watch: Rockwell Schizophrenic or Faker?
One execution stayed, another set for Oct. 24
"...of Criminal Appeals has spared the life of Texas death row inmate Juan Segundo – at least for now...."

Oct. 19, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch: Justice for Whom?
Kent Whitaker never wanted execution for his son
"...secured a life sentence for Brashear but sought the death penalty for Whitaker, who they said concocted the plan..."

Feb. 16, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Death Watch: A Question of Premeditation
Adam Kelly Ward set to die March 22
"...of capital murder in June 2007 and sentenced to death. Habeas efforts filed at the state and federal levels..."

March 18, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Death Watch: After Appeal Denied, Death Row Inmate to Die
Claims of mental retardation did nothing to stop the state's next execution
"...Garcia was convicted and sentenced to death in Feb. 2000. In Oct. 2001, the Texas Court..."

Oct. 2, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Ineffective Counsel Blamed in Death Row Inmate's Case
John Balentine was convicted of a triple murder of teenagers in Amarillo
"...jurors to hand out a life term instead of death, was presented at the trial. Indeed, his attorney Lydia..."

Aug. 17, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

U.S. Enters Death Row Fray
An act of Congress may spare inmate's life
"...Humberto Leal, a Mexican national who is on Texas' death row for the 1994 kidnapping, rape, and murder of..."

July 8, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Life and Death After Death Row
Few headlines marked the passing of Randall Dale Adams
"...News of Randall Dale Adams' death didn't hit national headlines until late last week, though..."

July 1, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Supremes to Hear Case of Mexican National on Death Row
Convicted and sentenced to death for 1993 gang rape and murder, Jose Medellin has argued his case should be overturned.
"...30 that it would hear the case of Texas death row inmate Jose Medellin during its next session, which..."

May 4, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Why Bush Flip-Flopped on the Issue of Mexican Nationals on Death Row
The Executive Order to review the death penalty cases of Mexican nationals was probably designed to ease upcoming talks
"...state courts in Texas and elsewhere to review the death penalty cases of 51 Mexican nationals was probably designed..."

March 18, 2005 News Feature by Rita Radostitz

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