TEXAS (USA): TERRY EDWARDS EXECUTED
January 26, 2017: Terry Edwards, 43, Black, was executed.
Multiple appeals before the high court temporarily delayed the punishment for more than 3 hours. Edwards was convicted of a 2002 robbery at a sandwich shop where 2 employees were killed.
He was sentenced to die in 2003 for the shooting deaths of Tommy Walker, 34, and Mickell Goodwin, 26.
Edwards had been fired from the shop where they worked weeks earlier, and prosecutors said he killed the 2 before fleeing.
He was arrested the same day and found with $3,000 from the store.
Edwards becomes the 2nd inmate to be put to death this year in Texas, the 540th overall since Texas resumed capital punishment on December 7, 1982.
Edwards becomes the 3rd inmate to be put to death this year in the USA and the 1445th overall since the nation resumed executions on January 17, 1977. (Sources: Dallas Morning News & Rick Halperin, 26/01/2017)