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Recent Texas Executions

Daniel Lopez8/12/2015Daniel LopezAge: 27County: Nueces
Murder of a police officer while evading arrest

Lopez smiled through most of his trial, and he nodded and smiled as the judge announced the jury's decision to put him to death. "I don't have to spend my life in prison," he said in an interview afterward.

Gregory Russeau6/18/2015Gregory RusseauAge: 45County: Smith
Murder and robbery of a 75-year-old man.

The defense acknowledged that Russeau stole the victim's automobile, but argued that the state failed to prove that Russeau killed him.

Lester Bower6/3/2015Lester BowerAge: 67County: Grayson
Murder of four men during the theft of an aircraft.

"I told them I did not buy the airplane and I was not in Sherman, but I was."

Derrick Charles5/12/2015Derrick CharlesAge: 32County: Harris
Murder of his girlfriend, her mother, and her grandfather in their home.

He said in court that he smoked marijuana soaked in embalming fluid before the killings and had hallucinations while committing them.

Manuel Garza4/15/2015Manuel GarzaAge: 34County: Bexar
Murder of a police officer who was trying to arrest him.

"I truly think this was the cop's fault," he said. "I don't see why he wanted to pull out his gun."


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