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Recent Texas Executions

Anthony Shore1/18/2018Anthony ShoreAge: 55County: Harris
Abduction, murder, and/or rape of 5 women and girls.

News articles referred to Shore as the "Tourniquet Killer" because of the manner in which his victims were strangled.

Ruben Cardenas11/8/2017Ruben CardenasAge: 47County: Hidalgo
Abduction, rape, and murder of his teenage cousin.

He gave a confession in which he admitted raping her and killing her, but he said she left the house with him voluntarily and the killing was unintentional.

Robert Pruett10/12/2017Robert PruettAge: 38County: Bee
Murder of a corrections officer while in prison.

"Sure, everyone knew [he] was a stickler for the rules," Pruett wrote, "but where was his humanity? Did I have to be treated like scum for eating my lunch?"

Taichin Preyor7/27/2017Taichin PreyorAge: 46County: Bexar
Murder of a woman during a burglary of her apartment.

"I felt like I was a victim. I was the one being robbed, and I defended myself."

James Bigby3/14/2017James BigbyAge: 61County: Tarrant
Murder of a man and an infant in their home.

Bigby then ran into Judge Leonard's chambers, where Leonard was seated at his desk. He stood over Leonard, pointed the gun at his head, and said "Let's go."


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