Posted on · Murphy, who was convicted of the 2000 carjacking and murder of an elderly woman, is one of at least two Jewish individuals on Texas’ death row.
Posted on · The 2013 law was credited with stopping Robert Roberson's execution two years ago, and his conviction is now under review in county court.
Posted on · The death row inmate claimed that the parole board likely rejected his clemency petition because he was black. The argument highlighted a long-standing criticism of clemency in Texas.
Posted on · For the first time since 2007, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles voted to recommend a lesser sentence for a death row inmate
Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: On the eve of early voting, we preview the primary election races. Then, a new film documents the history of America’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Plus, exonerated, former death row inmate Anthony Graves talks about his new book. And we recap the latest news in Houston sports.
Posted on · Ruben Ramirez Cardenas is set for execution in Texas Wednesday, November 8, 2017, for the 1997 abduction-slaying of his 16-year-old cousin in the Texas Rio Grande Valley
Posted on · Robert Pruett spent the last 15 years of his life insisting he was innocent of the murder of prison guard Daniel Nagle. On Thursday night, he was executed
Posted on · Whitaker offered to take responsibility for the killings and accept life sentences but his attorneys said prosecutors rejected it because it contained no expression of remorse for the shooting deaths of his mother and his brother
Posted on · Chief Justice John Roberts calls the case "a perfect storm" of circumstances that culminated in a lower court "making a decision on life or death on the basis of race."