A blogger looked at the final statements of 478 executed Texas inmates and determined that “love” was uttered more than any other word.
A Houston judge threw out the lawsuit against the state by three death row inmates who claimed that Texas was planning to kill them using unknown and untested drugs, so they’re taking it to a higher court.
The state managed to find a new supply of Pentobarbital, the drug it uses to perform lethal injections, but officials aren’t saying where it came from.
As the drugs used in lethal injections become more difficult to come by, one state lawmaker in Utah is proposing an old-school replacement: The firing squad. Should Texas consider a similar move?
The state, the prisoners who face execution, the attorneys who represent them, and the courts have a lot to figure out, and not a lot of time to do it.