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Texas Executes Its Sixth Inmate In 2019

Texas executed Mark Soliz for the 2010 home robbery and shooting death of a North Texas woman. The execution was the sixth in Texas this year. Nine more are scheduled through December, reports the Texas Tribune. Soliz, 37, was convicted for…

Death Penalty Part of White House Gun Package

The White House says it has drafted legislation along with the Justice Department that would expedite the death penalty for people found guilty of committing mass shootings, Fox News reports. Marc Short, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of…

Serial Killer Gary Bowles Executed in Florida

Gary Ray Bowles, a serial killer who preyed on older gay men during an eight-month spree that left six dead, was executed by lethal injection Thursday at Florida State Prison, reports the Associated Press. Bowles received the death penalty…

Texan Executed Despite Innocence Claims

Texas death row inmate Larry Swearingen, who had proclaimed his innocence for two decades, was executed on Wednesday, reports the Texas Tribune. Swearingen, 48, was convicted of strangling Melissa Trotter, a 19-year-old community college…