death penalty

Texas inmate faces execution for killing wife in 2005

By JUAN A. LOZANO and MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas inmate with a history of violence against women faces execution for fatally shooting his wife, who had feared she would never get out of her marriage…

Death sentence upheld

The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man convicted of strangling his ex-girlfriend and dumping her body in the woods. A majority of justices Thursday rejected an appeal by Timothy Evans. He was convicted in 2013…

Death Penalty Challenge

The Mississippi Supreme Court, in a 5 to 4 decision Thursday, rules "Charles Ray Crawford" can question the use of midazolam the drug used in executions, in state court. Lawyers for Crawford say the sedative won't make an inmate unconscious,…

Veil Of Secrecy

A legal veil of secrecy could drop over much of the execution process in Mississippi under a bill agreed on by house and senate negotiators. Both bodies passed senate Bill 2237 Tuesday, sending it to Gov. Phil Bryant for his…

Man Sentenced To Death

The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty for a man convicted of capital murder by a Harrison County Jury.