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Michael Graczyk

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Texas executes man who killed 5, including wife, children

A Texas man has been executed for a shooting in which he killed his wife, two children and two other relatives during a drug-fueled rage nearly 18 years ago → Read More

Texas executes man who killed 5, including wife, children

A Dallas man was executed Thursday evening for a shooting in which he killed his wife, two children and two other relatives during a drug-fueled rage nearly 18 years ago. → Read More

Texas executes man who killed 5, including wife, children

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Dallas man was executed Thursday evening for a shooting in which he killed his wife, two children and two other relatives during a drug-fueled rage nearly 18 years ago.... → Read More

Texas inmate executed for killing wife in 2005

A Texas inmate has been executed for fatally shooting his wife, who had feared she would never get out of her marriage alive → Read More

Texas inmate executed for killing North Texas wife in 2005

A Texas inmate with a history of violence against women was executed Wednesday evening for fatally shooting his wife, who had feared she would never get out of her marriage alive. → Read More

Husband to die for killing wife who feared she would never get out of her marriage alive

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas inmate with a history of violence against women is set to be executed Wednesday evening for fatally shooting his wife, who had feared she would never get out of her marriage alive. John Gardner, 64, is facing lethal injection for the January 2005 slaying of Tammy Gardner. Prosecutors said the couple was getting divorced when Gardner broke into his wife's North Texas home… → Read More

Texas inmate faces execution for killing prison supervisor

A Texas inmate faces execution for killing a supervisor at an Amarillo state prison shoe factory nearly 17 years ago. Travis Runnels is set to receive a lethal injection Wednesday evening for the January 2003 death of 38-year-old Stanley Wiley. Prosecutors say Runnels slashed Wiley's throat at a prison in Amarillo because he didn't like working as a janitor at the factory. His attorneys are… → Read More

Texas inmate set to be executed for 2002 strangling death

HOUSTON (AP) — A white supremacist gang member on Texas' death row faces execution Wednesday evening for strangling a woman nearly 20 years ago over fears she would alert police about his drug operation. Justen Hall, 38, was condemned for the October 2002 slaying of Melanie Billhartz. Prosecutors said Hall killed Billhartz, 29, with an extension cord from his drug house in El Paso and then… → Read More

Texas inmate set to be executed for 2002 strangling death

HOUSTON (AP) - A white supremacist gang member on Texas' death row faces execution Wednesday evening for strangling a woman nearly 20 years ago over fears she would alert police about his drug operation. Justen Hall, 38, was condemned for the October 2002 slaying of Melanie Billhartz. Prosecutors said Hall killed Billhartz, 29, with an extension cord from his drug house in El Paso and then… → Read More

Texas inmate set to be executed for 2002 strangling death

HOUSTON (AP) — A white supremacist gang member on Texas' death row faces execution Wednesday evening for strangling a woman nearly 20 years ago over fears she would alert police about his drug... → Read More

Texas inmate executed for 2007 stabbing deaths of 2 stepsons

Robert Sparks, 45, became the 16th inmate put to death this year in the U.S. and the seventh in Texas. → Read More

Texas inmate set to be executed for killing 2 stepsons

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to halt the scheduled execution of a Texas inmate who fatally stabbed his two stepsons during a 2007 attack that also left his wife dead. Robert Sparks has argued that he's intellectually disabled. The 45-year-old is facing lethal injection for the slayings of 9-year-old Harold Sublet and 10-year-old Raekwon Agnew. Prosecutors… → Read More

Execution Set Wednesday for Dallas Man Convicted in Stabbing Deaths

A Texas inmate who says he's intellectually disabled is set to be executed Wednesday evening for fatally stabbing his two stepsons during an attack more than 12 years ago in their North Texas home that... → Read More

Texas inmate set to be executed for killing 2 stepsons

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas inmate who says he's intellectually disabled is set to be executed Wednesday evening for fatally stabbing his two stepsons during an attack more than 12 years ago in their North Texas home that also killed his wife. Robert Sparks, 45, is facing lethal injection for the September 2007 slayings of 9-year-old Harold Sublet and 10-year-old Raekwon Agnew in their… → Read More

Texas executes man who killed woman in 2010 during spate of crimes

Mark Anthony Soliz, 37, was the 15th inmate put to death this year in the U.S. → Read More

Texas executes man who killed woman during spate of crimes

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas death row inmate was executed Tuesday for fatally shooting a 61-year-old grandmother at her North Texas home nearly a decade ago during an eight-day spate of crimes that included thefts and another killing. Mark Anthony Soliz, 37, received a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the June 2010 slaying of Nancy Weatherly during a robbery at… → Read More

Texas executes man who killed woman during spate of crimes

A Texas death row inmate was executed Tuesday for fatally shooting a 61-year-old grandmother at her North Texas home nearly a decade ago during an eight-day spate of crimes that included thefts and another killing. Mark Anthony Soliz, 37, received a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the June 2010 slaying of Nancy Weatherly during a robbery at her rural home near… → Read More

Mark Anthony Soliz To Be Executed for Murdering Woman During 2010 Home Robbery

A Texas death row inmate is facing execution for fatally shooting a 61-year-old grandmother at her North Texas home nearly a decade ago during an eight-day spate of crimes that included thefts and another... → Read More

Texas inmate set to be executed for killing woman in 2010

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate was set to be executed Tuesday evening for fatally shooting a 61-year-old grandmother at her North Texas home nearly a decade ago during an eight-day spate of crimes that included thefts and another killing. Mark Anthony Soliz, 37, faced lethal injection for the June 2010 slaying of Nancy Weatherly during a robbery at her rural home near Godley, located 30… → Read More

‘Lord, forgive them’: Texas executes man for 1998 slaying

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A Texas death row inmate who argued that his conviction was based on junk science was executed Wednesday for the abduction, rape and killing of a suburban Houston community college student more than 20 years ago. → Read More