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Texas executes man who lit ex-girlfriend on fire

In this Nov. 15, 2012 photo, Carl Henry Blue looks back at family and friends while being escorted back to jail after having his execution date set at the Brazos County Courthouse in Bryan, Texas. Blue never disputed filling a convenience store drink cup with gasoline, tossing it on his former girlfriend at the door of her apartment and setting her ablaze. Nineteen days after the September 1994 incident, 38-year-old Carmen Richards-Sanders died of her burns. Now, more than 18 years later, Blue, 48, is set to die Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, evening for what he contended was a prank gone bad and for what prosecutors successfully argued was capital murder. Blue’s execution would be the first this year in Texas, the nation’s most active death penalty state. Fifteen inmates were executed last year. Blue is among at least 12 Texas prisoners scheduled for lethal injection in the coming months. (AP Photo/Bryan-College Station Eagle, Dave McDerman)

A man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend by dousing her with gasoline and setting her on fire was executed in Texas on Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused his final appeal.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ex-President George H.W. Bush’s health ‘improving’

Former US President George H.W. Bush. AFP FILE PHOTO

A family spokesman said Friday that former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who has been hospitalized for more than a month, “continues to improve” but remained in intensive care at a Texas hospital.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Texas executes convicted killer for 1991 slaying

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Convicted killer Bobby Lee Hines was executed Wednesday for strangling and repeatedly stabbing a suburban Dallas woman at her apartment 21 years ago.

Posted: October 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Texas executes its 1st inmate using single drug


A Texas man convicted of carjacking and fatally shooting a stockbroker was put to death Wednesday, becoming the first prisoner in America’s most active capital punishment state to be executed under a procedure using one lethal drug instead of three.

Posted: July 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »