Gas executions are one step closer to becoming law in Oklahoma. Members of the House of Representatives voted 85 to 10 to allow the state to use nitrogen hypoxia when lethal injection drugs are not available.
Michael Vanalstine pleaded guilty to injury to a child.
Joseph Jameson was found guilty of injury to a child and aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Thomas Bohmert is sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Isaac Martinez was found guilty of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance.
Texas Department of Corrections officials say two corrections officers were stabbed by multiple inmates with homemade weapons.
Michelle Scott is sentenced to five years in prison.
Cary Bailey took a plea deal for the charge of capital murder.
James Petty was found guilty of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one count of indecency with a child by contact.
Jon Greenbay is sentenced to six years in prison.
Washington State program pairs prison inmates with shelter dogs for training before adoption.
Cristin Murphy was found guilty of aggravated robbery.
A teenager, who escaped from the North Texas State Hospital in Vernon more than a year ago, has been sentenced to prison.
Michael Jackson's personal physician Conrad Murray is released from prison, two years after his conviction on involuntary manslaughter charges.
David Clayton Sorrells is sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Russell Leath is sentenced to 12 years in prison. He'll get 172 days credit for time already served.
Candace Sternadel is sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Czarski Barnes is sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Olgalidia Pando is sentenced to 10 years in prison.
The Department of Homeland Security has started releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants held in local jails in anticipation of automatic budget cuts.