The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from spared former Texas death row inmate Thomas Whitaker that questioned whether the state’s use of a compounded version of the powerful sedative pentobarbital for executions would cause unconstitutional pain.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday spared the life of a convicted killer shortly before the man’s scheduled execution for masterminding the fatal shootings of his mother and brother.
A condemned Texas inmate set for execution Thursday awaited word on whether Gov. Greg Abbott would accept the state parole board’s rare clemency recommendation to spare the prisoner’s life at the urging of his father.
The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, in a rare decision, unanimously recommended Tuesday that the death sentence of convicted killer Thomas “Bart” Whitaker be commuted.
A Central Texas jury has handed a life sentence to a man convicted of killing a woman whose wounded 9-year-old son managed to call a relative for help.
A 64-year-old Dallas man on death row for the 1999 slaying of his ex-girlfriend while […]