Texas Capital Punishment Laws
|Code Section||Pen. 12.31, 19.03, 8.07; CCrP 37.071, 43.14|
|Is Capital Punishment Allowed?||Yes|
|Effect of Defendant's Incapacity||Exempt from execution|
|Available for Crimes Other than Homicide?||-|
|Definition of Capital Homicide||Victim is peace officer or fireman in official duty; while committing/attempting to commit kidnapping, burglary, robbery, aggravated sexual assault or arson; obstruction; retaliation; for remuneration or employs another; while escaping; incarcerated and victim is employee or inmate; murder more than one person during same criminal transaction or scheme or course of conduct; victim under 6 years|
|Method of Execution||Lethal injection|
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