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The list of individuals executed by the U.S. state of Texas, with the exception of 1819-1849, is divided into periods of ten years.

Since 1819, 1,196 men and 6 women had been executed in Texas as of 12 March 2010 (2010 -03-12). Between 1819 and 1923, 390 people were executed by hanging in the county where the trial took place.[1] During the American Civil War, three Confederate deserters and a man convicted of attempted rape were executed by firing squad.[1] The law was changed in 1923 requiring executions to be carried out on the electric chair at the Huntsville Unit in Huntsville, Texas. From 1924 to 1964, 361 peple were executed by the electric chair.[2]

After an eighteen-year gap, executions were resumed following new capital punishment laws passed by the State of Texas, among them changing the method of execution to lethal injection. Since 1982, 451 people have been convicted of murder and executed by lethal injection at the Huntsville Unit.[3] The number is four times as many as Virginia, the state with the second-highest total (105 since capital punishment was once again declared not to be unconstitutional).

Executions from 1819

See also


  1. ^ a b The Espy File: 1608–2002. Death Penalty Information Center. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
  2. ^ List of Electrocuted Offenders. Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
  3. ^ List of Executed Offenders. Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved 3 March 2010.

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