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Recent Texas Executions

Robert Sparks9/25/2019Robert SparksAge: 45County: Dallas
Murder of his wife and her two sons and rape of her two daughters.

Sparks told the girl he had killed her mother and brothers, showed her their bodies, and said it was her fault they were dead.

Mark Soliz9/10/2019Mark SolizAge: 37County: Johnson
Robbery and murder of a woman in her home.

When he showed her that he was stealing her jewelry box, she asked him not to take it because it had been a gift from her mother, who was now deceased. Soliz then told her to go be with her mother and shot her in the head.

Billy Crutsinger9/4/2019Billy CrutsingerAge: 64County: Tarrant
Murder and robbery of two women in their home.

Detectives began tracking purchases made on the victim's credit card and located Crutsinger at a bar in Galveston, where he was arrested.

Larry Swearingen8/21/2019Larry SwearingenAge: 48County: Montgomery
Abduction and murder of a 19-year-old woman

"I did not put no pantyhose around her neck ... to take your hands and strangle somebody, that's not me."

John King4/24/2019John KingAge: 44County: Jasper
Kidnapping and murder of a hitchhiker.

The murder stunned the nation and made the name Jasper synonymous with racist hate. Various state and federal "hate crime" laws were enacted around the country soon afterward.

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