Texas Carries Out First U.S. Execution Of 2017Texas on Wednesday put to death an inmate convicted of killing two men over a phony drug deal, the first U.S. execution of 2017. Christopher Wilkins was declared dead 13 minutes after a lethal injection.
Convicted Killer Of 2 In Fort Worth Set To Die WednesdayLawyers for Texas death row inmate Christopher Wilkins looked to the U.S. Supreme Court to keep him from becoming the first prisoner executed in the nation this year.
Texas Man Set To Die For Double Murder Over Fake Drug DealA Fort Worth jury sent Christopher Wilkins to death row for killing two men after he explained how he shot his victims over a $20 phony drug deal. On Wednesday the 48-year-old is scheduled to die.
Inmate To Die Next Week For Fort Worth Killings Loses AppealThe Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has rejected an appeal from a 48-year-old man set for execution next week for the slayings of two men in Fort Worth more than 11 years ago.
Condemned Killer Of 2 In Fort Worth Gets January Death DateTexas Department of Criminal Justice says the agency has received orders from a Tarrant County court setting Christopher Wilkins for lethal injection Jan. 11.
Condemned Killers In 2 Fort Worth Murder Cases Lose AppealsTwo inmates on Texas death row for slayings in Fort Worth have lost appeals at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Condemned Killer Of 2 In Fort Worth Loses AppealA 45-year-old Texas death row inmate convicted of killing two men in Fort Worth for duping him into buying a phony rock of crack cocaine has lost a federal court appeal.