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Warren Jeffs released from hospital

Warren Jeffs released from hospital

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs has been released from the hospital and returned to jail, Texas prison officials said.

Texas executes 10th inmate this year

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A 31-year-old man put to death Tuesday evening for a double slaying was the 10th inmate to be executed in Texas this year.

Doomed Texas con vows to go down swinging

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Texas prison officials say they are bracing for trouble when they march a condemned inmate known as "Pistol Pete" into the death chamber Tuesday night.

Texas can proceed with execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a last-minute appeal Tuesday by a Mexican national, allowing Texas to proceed with his execution.

Both Texas prison escapees recaptured

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Texas police caught the second of two inmates who escaped from a prison work detail, allegedly striking and killing a prison guard with their getaway vehicle.

Inmate apologizes after mistaken release

HOUSTON, July 20 (UPI) -- A Texas inmate who apologized to his victim after being released by mistake is back behind bars and faces 16 more years inside.

Death row prisoners go on hunger strike

HOUSTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A group of Texas prisoners on death row have gone on hunger strikes to protest what they claim are abusive conditions.

Texas governor halts execution of woman

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry Wednesday granted a 120-day reprieve to a woman just before she was to be executed for killing her husband and two children.

Texas killer's execution stayed again

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday halted the execution of a Texas killer for the second time this year on the day of his scheduled execution.

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Texas death row inmate gets reprieve

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, June 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday granted a reprieve to a Texas death row inmate about four hours before he was to receive a lethal injection.

Supreme Court halts Banks' execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, March 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court halted the execution of Delma Banks Jr. Wednesday, only about 10 minutes before he was to receive a lethal injection for a 23-year-old Te

Mentally ill death row inmate gets review

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Attorneys for a mentally ill death-row inmate in Texas will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review whether he received a fair hearing in state courts to determine

Supreme Court halts Texas execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court halted the scheduled execution of a mentally ill killer in Texas Wednesday night to determine if it will hear arguments that he should no

Execution of Texas killer halted

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, July 10 (UPI) -- The convicted killer of a South Texas sheriff received a stay Wednesday only about four hours before his scheduled execution.
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