Michael Graczyk, The Associated Press

Michael Graczyk

The Associated Press

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Past articles by Michael:

Texas Executes Man Convicted of Murdering McKinney Real Estate Agent

Texas on Wednesday put to death a man who fatally stabbed a Collin County real estate agent more than 16 years ago, the second execution this year in what has been the nation’s busiest death penalty state. → Read More

Oldest Texas death row inmate executed for officer’s death

Carl Wayne Buntion was given a lethal injection Thursday at the state penitentiary in Huntsville. → Read More

Oldest Texas death row inmate executed for officer’s death

Carl Wayne Buntion was given a lethal injection Thursday at the state penitentiary in Huntsville. → Read More

Oldest Texas death row inmate executed for officer’s death

Carl Wayne Buntion was given a lethal injection Thursday at the state penitentiary in Huntsville. → Read More

Oldest Texas death row inmate executed for officer’s death

Carl Wayne Buntion was given a lethal injection Thursday at the state penitentiary in Huntsville. → Read More

Oldest Texas death row inmate executed for officer’s death

Carl Wayne Buntion was given a lethal injection Thursday at the state penitentiary in Huntsville. → Read More

Oldest Texas death row inmate executed for officer’s death

Texas’ oldest death row inmate has been executed for killing a Houston police officer during a traffic stop nearly 32 years ago → Read More

Supreme Court delays Texas man’s execution over pastor’s touch request

A Texas death row inmate won a reprieve Wednesday evening from execution for killing a convenience store worker during a 2004 robbery that garnered $1.25 after claiming the state was violating his religious freedom by not letting his pastor lay hands on him at the time of his lethal injection. → Read More

Texas executes Fort Worth man who killed great aunt in 1999

A Fort Worth man convicted of fatally beating his 83-year-old great aunt more than two decades ago was executed Wednesday evening without media witnesses present because prison agency officials neglected to notify reporters it was time to carry out the punishment. → Read More

Texas executes inmate who killed his great aunt in 1999

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas man convicted of fatally beating his 83-year-old great... → Read More

Texas executes inmate who killed his great aunt in 1999

It was the first execution in Texas since July 8. → Read More

Texas Executes Inmate Who Killed His Great Aunt in 1999

A Texas man convicted of fatally beating his 83-year-old great aunt more than two decades ago was executed Wednesday evening, despite requests from some of the victim’s family to spare his life. → Read More

Texas executes man who killed 5, including wife, children

A Texas man has been executed for a shooting in which he killed his wife, two children and two other relatives during a drug-fueled rage nearly 18 years ago → Read More

Texas executes man who killed 5, including wife, children

A Dallas man was executed Thursday evening for a shooting in which he killed his wife, two children and two other relatives during a drug-fueled rage nearly 18 years ago. → Read More

Texas executes man who killed 5, including wife, children

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Dallas man was executed Thursday evening for a shooting in which he killed his wife, two children and two other relatives during a drug-fueled rage nearly 18 years ago.... → Read More

Texas inmate executed for killing wife in 2005

A Texas inmate has been executed for fatally shooting his wife, who had feared she would never get out of her marriage alive → Read More

Texas inmate executed for killing North Texas wife in 2005

A Texas inmate with a history of violence against women was executed Wednesday evening for fatally shooting his wife, who had feared she would never get out of her marriage alive. → Read More

Husband to die for killing wife who feared she would never get out of her marriage alive

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas inmate with a history of violence against women is set to be executed Wednesday evening for fatally shooting his wife, who had feared she would never get out of her marriage alive. John Gardner, 64, is facing lethal injection for the January 2005 slaying of Tammy Gardner. Prosecutors said the couple was getting divorced when Gardner broke into his wife's North Texas home… → Read More

Texas inmate faces execution for killing prison supervisor

A Texas inmate faces execution for killing a supervisor at an Amarillo state prison shoe factory nearly 17 years ago. Travis Runnels is set to receive a lethal injection Wednesday evening for the January 2003 death of 38-year-old Stanley Wiley. Prosecutors say Runnels slashed Wiley's throat at a prison in Amarillo because he didn't like working as a janitor at the factory. His attorneys are… → Read More

Texas inmate set to be executed for 2002 strangling death

HOUSTON (AP) — A white supremacist gang member on Texas' death row faces execution Wednesday evening for strangling a woman nearly 20 years ago over fears she would alert police about his drug operation. Justen Hall, 38, was condemned for the October 2002 slaying of Melanie Billhartz. Prosecutors said Hall killed Billhartz, 29, with an extension cord from his drug house in El Paso and then… → Read More