In Chuck Lanehart’s Caprock Chronicle, defendants convicted of murder in Lubbock County are rarely executed.
Murder cases end in a variety of outcomes, from mistrials to convictions and appeals. A few defendants are sentenced to death for the most heinous of crimes. Of those convicted of murder, a small number have been executed.
In total, 12 defendants convicted of murder in Lubbock have been executed in the last 100 years. 10 were executed via lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted a ban on the death penalty in 1976. Texas overall has 551 executions since the ban was lifted and is number 1 out of all 50 states.