By KTRK; November 16, 2012
A Houston man received the death penalty Wednesday in the 240th District Court of Fort Bend County for the deaths of two in 2008.
By Anita Hassan; November 15, 2012
Just before he received the lethal injection, Hughes turned toward his mother, Brenda Johnson, and sister, Celeste A. Perreo, who stood behind their mother. "You know I'm innocent, and I love you both," Hughes, 46, said in his final statement. "Please continue to fight for my innocence even though I'm gone."
By Michelle Mondo; November 14, 2012
Looking at his brother, the only member of his family to witness his execution Wednesday, Ramon Hernandez asked him to tell everyone he loved them.
By Michael Graczyk; November 8, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court last month refused to review the case, and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals last week rejected an appeal that contended a prison expert's testimony during the sentencing phase of Swain's 2003 capital murder trial was false and misleading.
By Associated Press; November 7, 2012
Ricky Donnell Cummings of Waco was convicted last week in the March 2011 shooting deaths of 17-year-old Tyus Sneed and 20-year-old Keenan Hubert. A jury took about four hours to sentence Cummings to death.
By Tom Dart; November 1, 2012
Roberts is 250th prisoner to be killed under the governor's watch as state reflects on its role as leader in capital punishment.