HOUSTON (AP) — Death row in Texas is getting its first inmate in 2015, ending a 10-month hiatus in death sentences imposed by juries in the nation’s most active capital punishment state.READ MORE: Security Expert Shares 'Run, Hide, Fight' Guidance In Wake Of Colleyville Synagogue Hostage Situation
A Brazos County jury decided after seven hours of deliberation Wednesday that 22-year-old Gabriel Hall should be put to death for an attack that left a 68-year-old man dead and his wife injured at the couple’s home in College Station.
It is the first death sentence imposed in Texas since last December.READ MORE: Colleyville's Congregation Beth Israel Gathers For Special Service In Response To Saturday's Hostage Situation
Jurors rejected the option of sending Hall to prison for life with no chance of parole — the outcome in three other Texas capital cases this year where the death penalty was a possibility.
Brazos County is about 100 miles northwest of Houston.MORE NEWS: 2 Shot In Possible Road Rage Incident In Justin
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