Texas Set for Year’s First Execution

Texas Set for Year's First Execution Washington (AFP) – Texas prison authorities were preparing Wednesday to carry out the first US execution of 2017, as controversy continued to swirl around the drugs used to conduct such lethal injections. Christopher Wilkins, 48, is to be executed at

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Texas set to execute man convicted of killing two over $20 drug deal

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – The first U.S. execution for 2017 is set to be held on Wednesday with Texas scheduled to execute a man convicted of killing two people in a revenge plot after one had tricked him in a $20 drug deal. Christopher Wilkins, 48, is

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Texas to Hold First Execution of 2017 as Supreme Court Denies Stay

Watching Spectrum News on the go is easy with our app. Download it now for Android and iPhone to stay connected with the region’s only local 24-hour news, weather and sports channel. Not a customer? Sign up for full access. HUNTSVILLE, Texas — The …

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First Texas execution of the year scheduled for Wednesday

Christopher Wilkins is scheduled to be executed on Jan. 11, 2017, for the 2005 murder of two men in Fort Worth. (Photo courtesy of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice via the Texas Tribune). AA. by Jolie McCullough | The Texas Tribune.

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Supreme Court Declines to Block First US Execution of 2017

The Supreme Court declined to block the lethal injection of a Texas inmate convicted of killing two men over a drug deal, allowing the first execution of the year in the United States to proceed later on Wednesday unless there is a last-minute appeal

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Texas Set for Year’s First Execution

In this May 27, 2008 file photo, the gurney in Huntsville, Texas, where Texas’ condemned are strapped down to receive a lethal dose of drugs is shown. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File). By Karl Nelson | Wednesday, 11 Jan 2017 01:22 PM. Close. More ways to …

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Nation’s first 2017 execution could be Wednesday

HUNTSVILLE – The first death row inmate execution of 2017 is scheduled to happen Wednesday in Huntsville involving a double manslaughter case from Forth Worth. Christopher Wilkins was sentenced to death after being convicted of killing two men over a …

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North Texas Killer Who Laughed Off Death Penalty to be Executed Wednesday

Thinkstock_102914_CourtJudge.jpg HUNTSVILLE (WBAP/KLIF News) – A Fort Worth man who once told jurors that the death penalty was “no big deal” is scheduled to be executed Wednesday. It will be the nation’s first execution of 2017. Christopher Wilkins …

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Texas Man Set to Die in Double Slaying Over Fake Drug Deal

A Fort Worth jury sent Christopher Wilkins to death row for killing two men after he explained how he shot his victims over a $20 phony drug deal and that he didn’t care if he was sentenced to death. “Look, it is no big deal,” Wilkins calmly said from

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Execution set Wednesday for killer who called death penalty ‘no big deal’

A Texas man who admitted to killing three people in Fort Worth in 2005 and told jurors at his murder trial that a death sentence would be “no big deal” is scheduled to be executed Wednesday. Christopher Chubasco Wilkins, 48, was convicted in the

Fort Worth Star Telegram

The Latest: Supreme Court declines to block Texas execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas – The Latest on the Texas execution scheduled for Wednesday evening (all times local):. 3:15 p.m.. The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to block the scheduled execution of a Texas death row inmate who killed two men after one of …

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Convicted killer of 2 in Fort Worth set to die Wednesday

This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows death row inmate Christopher Wilkins. Wilkins is set for lethal injection Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, as the nation’s first execution this year. (Texas Department of Criminal

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Appeal denied, Texan to die tonight for killing pranksters who told him gravel was crack

HUNTSVILLE — A Fort Worth jury sent Christopher Wilkins to death row for killing two men he admitting shooting over a $20 phony drug deal after Wilkins said he didn’t care whether he was sentenced to death. Christopher Wilkins. “Look, it is no big

Dallas News

Texas prepares for first execution of the year in the US

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) Lawyers for Texas death row inmate Christopher Wilkins were looking to the U.S. Supreme Court to keep Wilkins from becoming the first prisoner executed in the nation this year, but late Wednesday afternoon the high court refused …

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Supreme Court Refuses to Block Execution of Texas Killer Christopher Wilkins

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to block the execution of a Texas man convicted of murdering two men in 2005. It could be the first execution in the nation in 2017 unless it is halted. Christopher Wilkins, 48, is set to die for fatally

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