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Recent Texas Executions

James Freeman1/27/2016James FreemanAge: 35County: Wharton
Murder of a game warden in a standoff with law enforcement.

Over 40 witnesses, testifying on his behalf, described him as polite, respectful, and courteous and said that the killing was totally out of character for him.

Richard Masterson1/20/2016Richard MastersonAge: 43County: Harris
Murder and robbery of a man he met at a bar.

Masterson strangled the victim by placing him in a chokehold.

Raphael Holiday11/18/2015Raphael HolidayAge: 36County: Madison
Murder of his daughter and two other girls in their home.

"I was at the house. The house blew up," Holiday said. "I don't know how the fire started."

Licho Escamilla10/14/2015Licho EscamillaAge: 33County: Dallas
Murder of a police officer who was responding to a fight he was engaged in.

When the judge finished reading the jury's decision to the courtroom, Escamilla shot out of his seat, grabbed a plastic water pitcher, and flung it toward the jury box, sloshing water on his attorneys and the prosecutors.

Juan Garcia10/6/2015Juan GarciaAge: 35County: Harris
Murder and robbery of a man in a parking lot.

Unable to read and write until early adulthood and unable to get a job because of his criminal record, he was powerless to turn his life around, he said.


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