Articles Tagged “Huntsville Unit”

  • Bus Pick Up Change For TDCJ Releasees Discussed At Tuesday’s Council Session

    A new kind of bus pick up for TDCJ releasees from near the Huntsville Unit was discussed by councilmembers Tuesday night. It was a “First Reading” of the agenda item–meaning no decision was to be…

  • Lester Bower Jr. Executed Wednesday

    Wednesday, 67-year-old Lester Bower Jr. was executed at the Huntsville Unit for killing four men in 1983 at an airplane hangar near Sherman, Texas Authorities say he shot the four men after stealing a plane…

  • Derrick Dewayne Charles Executed Tuesday

    Thirty-two-year-old Derrick Dewayne Charles was executed at the Huntsville Unit last night Charles was executed for the 2002 Houston murder of his 15-year-old girlfriend, Myiesha Bennet; her mother, 44-year-old Brenda Bennett; and her grandfather, 77-year-old…

  • Kent Sprouse Executed

    Forty-two-year-old Kent Sprouse was executed by lethal injection at the Huntsville Unit last night for the 2002 murder of Ferris, Texas police officer Harry Marvin Steinfeldt III outside a convenience store. Sprouse also shot and…

  • Member of “Texas 7″ Executed

    A third member of the infamous “Texas 7,” 52-year-old Donald Newbury, was executed last night at the Huntsville Unit for the shooting death of 29-year-old Irving Police officer Aubrey Hawkins on Christmas Eve of 2000.…

  • Robert Ladd Executed

    Fifty-seven-year-old Robert Ladd was executed by lethal injection last night at the Huntsville Unit for the 1996 strangling and beating death of 38-year-old Vicki Ann Garner of Tyler. The U-S Supreme Court rejected his attorney’s…

  • Robert Ladd Set For Execution Tonight

    Fifty-seven-year-old Robert Ladd is scheduled for execution tonight at the Huntsville Unit for strangling and beating to death 38-year-old Vicki Ann Garner in 1996. He also set fire to Garner in her Tyler residence. His…

  • Arnold Prieto Executed

    Forty-one-year-old Arnold Prieto was executed by lethal injection last night at the Huntsville Unit for his involvement in a stabbing that left three San Antonio residents dead in 1993. Of the three men arrested, Prieto…

  • Woman Executed Wednesday At Huntsville Unit

    Thirty-eight-year-old Lisa Coleman was executed by lethal injection at the Huntsville Unit last night for the starvation and torture death of the young son of her girlfriend. In July 2004, 9-year-old Davontae Williams was found…

  • Execution & Vigil Tonight

    The TDCJ inmate convicted of the 2007 murder of correctional officer Susan Canfield, 43-year-old Jerry Duane Martin, is set to be executed by lethal injection tonight at six in Huntsville. During an escape attempt in…