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Death Takes a Holiday
"...Death Takes a Holiday..."

Oct. 15, 1999 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Cruel and Unusual
The Supreme Court decides the death houses can do without a few more victims
"...including Texans, regularly poll against the use of the death penalty for the mentally retarded. But, as Mark Twain..."

June 28, 2002 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
Illinois Life, Texas Death
"...Ryan of Illinois. On Jan. 10 he pardoned four death-row inmates, then on Jan. 11 Ryan commuted the death..."

Jan. 17, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Roberson Execution Stayed
Court of Criminal Appeals sends case back to Anderson County
"...Roberson was initially tried. The 49-year-old was sentenced to death for the 2002 murder of his 2-year-old daughter Nikki..."

June 17, 2016 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Juvenile Offenders
The U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down the constitutionality of executing 16- and 17-year-olds will remove 28 juvenile offenders from Texas' death row
"...13 juvenile offenders in the modern era of the death penalty, far outpacing any other state, or any other..."

July 15, 2005 Arts Feature by Jordan Smith

Those Who Are About to Die
Your Texas death machine gets rolling again
"...but it wasn't until after he was sentenced to death that the Mexican government was contacted about his situation,..."

Aug. 1, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Third Murder
Japanese legal procedural puts the justice system on trial
"...suitably, with a murder. A man is bludgeoned to death on a path by a river, then his corpse..."

Aug. 17, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

As Millions Demand Justice, Texas Prepares to Take Rodney Reed's Life
Looking back at a long road of injustice for the death row inmate
" exonerate the wrongly convicted. Reed was sentenced to death in 1998 for the rape and murder of Stacey..."

Nov. 15, 2019 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Science Goes to Court
Death row case sets new state law against prosecutorial resistance
"...month later, Avila was on trial – facing the death penalty for what the state deemed the cold-blooded killing..."

Nov. 1, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
The high court sends a message – three times – to Texas and the 5th Circuit
"...second time on June 28 to accept the Texas death row appeal of Thomas Miller-El, who was convicted of..."

July 2, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Keel's Firestorm
A bill that critics charged would have increased the pace of Texas executions dies and takes a judicial pay raise bill down with it
" writs would trigger a dormant provision of federal death penalty law that would fast-track death cases, speeding inmates..."

June 10, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Persecuting Judge Sharon Keller
Keller says case against her highlights injustice in system. No joke.
"...false allegation that she closed the court to a death row inmate on the day of his execution is..."

June 9, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

Reasonable Doubt
Did misleading DNA analysis land an innocent man on death row?
"...– to get a conviction. Perez was sentenced to death on Oct. 20, 1999...."

April 29, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

No Visible Suffering
The Texas executions continue, amidst new questions about pain and suffering
"...the red brick building across from the Huntsville Unit's death house for the execution of Kevin Lee Zimmerman. He's..."

Feb. 6, 2004 News Feature by Rita Radostitz

Ministering to the Dead
A death row chaplain has a change of heart in At the Death House Door
"...and plot, what happened after Lopez's sad and sudden death must be one of the messiest and prolonged aftermaths..."

March 7, 2008 Screens Feature by Clay Smith

Naked City
Violates Eighth Amendment, Judge Says
"...District Judge Royal Furgeson on March 3 overturned the death sentence of Kenneth Foster, convicted as the getaway driver..."

March 25, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Medical Examiner: Testimony Misconstrued in Rodney Reed Case
Explosive information filed in federal court
" prosecutors to suggest a solid timeline for Stites' death, and to prove that Reed had sexually assaulted Stites...."

Aug. 14, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Pine Curtain
First-time author Dina Temple-Raston's A Death in Texas pulls the James Byrd Jr. murder out of the East Texas woods.
"...Near the end of A Death in Texas (Holt, $26), an account of the dragging..."

Feb. 1, 2002 Books Feature by Clay Smith

Rodney Reed's Attorneys Seek Retrial
Forensic experts believe Stacey Stites died before midnight
"...afternoon that argues information concerning Stacey Stites' time of death is inaccurate, and that the discrepancy should be enough..."

Feb. 12, 2015 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Lester Bower Awaits Wednesday Execution
67-year-old has spent 31 years on death row
"...Lester Bower has spent 31 years on death row for the 1983 murder of four men in..."

June 2, 2015 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Sudden Death
"...why??? Why does the justice system keep people on death row for so many years?!?! Why not get it..."

Feb. 20, 1998 Column

Kickstart Your Weekend With 'There Will Be No Stay'
Death penalty doc from the other side
"...We've written an astonishing amount about the death penalty...."

Dec. 6, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Naked City
Case must go through state courts first
"...Jose Medellin, one of 15 Mexican nationals on Texas' death row, who argues that his death sentence should be..."

May 27, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

TDCJ Re-Fills Drug Supply
State's death chamber now has enough lethal drugs to get through April
"...that it has procured enough pentobarbital to execute every death row inmate on its docket through April...."

March 25, 2015 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Judge Rules Against DNA Testing in Reed Case
Resets the execution date for March 5
"...Judge Doug Shaver ruled against the Bastrop native, on death row since 1998. Supporters for Reed said that Shaver’s..."

Nov. 25, 2014 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Evidence Missing in Skinner Case
Key evidence missing and no one knows why
"...the capital murder case that sent Hank Skinner to death row, comes news that at least one piece of..."

June 13, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Without Evidence: Executing Frances Newton
Another Texas death row case marked by official carelessness, negligence, and intransigence
" one more in a long line of Texas death row cases in which the prosecutions were sloppy or..."

Sept. 9, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Gov. Rick Perry fights disclosure of clemency memos -- a battle already waged, and lost, by then-Gov. Bush.
"...the content of the 57 executive clemency summaries of death row cases prepared by then-Gov. George W. Bush's general..."

July 11, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Paxton: Lethal Injection Forever
A.G. joins amicus brief in opposition to Missouri man's request for death by lethal gas
"...lethal injections continues to decline due to "efforts by death-penalty opponents to limit the supply of execution drugs," and..."

Aug. 31, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Panetti Sane Enough For Execution
At least for now, inmate cleared for death
"...has ruled that Scott Panetti, a schizophrenic sent to death row for a 1992 double murder, is sane enough..."

Aug. 22, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

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