Richard Cobb Executed in Huntsville Thursday

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Richard Cobb Executed in Huntsville Thursday

Published on April 26, 2013 by Larry Crippen

Thursday evening, 29-year-old Richard Cobb was executed for the shooting death of one of three people he and a friend abducted in the robbing of a convenience store over a decade ago.

Later convicted of capital murder, Cobb had used a 20-gauge shotgun to kill Kenneth Vandever in a field in East Texas following the robbery. Two women were also shot, and one was raped.

At his trial, Cobb testified that he began using drugs at the age of 12.

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