Crime: Texas inmate executed for murders of 89-year-old woman, her 71-year-old daughter - PressFrom - US
  •   
  •   
  •   

CrimeTexas inmate executed for murders of 89-year-old woman, her 71-year-old daughter

11:51  05 september  2019
11:51  05 september  2019 Source:   khou.com

$1.45 million settlement in taping of Kansas inmate calls

$1.45 million settlement in taping of Kansas inmate calls A proposed settlement has been reached with inmates whose conversations with attorneys were taped at Leavenworth Detention Center in Kansas. KCUR reported the agreement calls for the private operator of the prison and the phone provider to pay $1.45 million into a settlement fund for inmates. After payments to attorneys, the money will be distributed to about 539 current and former Leavenworth inmates. The settlement with CoreCivic, which runs the prison, and Securus Technologies, which provided the phone and video services, needs court approval to become final. On Aug. 15, a federal judge ruled that prosecutors in the U.S.

HUNTSVILLE, TEXAS (AP) — A Texas death row inmate is set to be executed Wednesday for fatally stabbing an 89 - year - old woman and her daughter more Authorities say Crutsinger killed the women then stole Syren's car and credit card. He was arrested three days later at a bar in Galveston, more

A Texas death row inmate was executed Wednesday for the fatal stabbing an 89 - year - old woman and her 71 - year - old daughter after barging into their Fort Worth home under the pretense of doing some work for them over 16 years ago. Billy Jack Crutsinger, 64, received a lethal injection

16 years after killing two elderly Fort Worth women, Billy Jack Crutsinger was executed in Huntsville, Texas.

Texas inmate executed for murders of 89-year-old woman, her 71-year-old daughter© Provided by TEGNA Inc.

Crutsinger was sentenced to death for the home robbery and slayings of Pearl Magouirk and her daughter, Patricia Syren. The two women, who had hired Crutsinger to do odd jobs, were found two days after their murders.

Police tracked Crutsinger to a Galveston bar using Syren’s credit card, according to court records.

In Tarrant County, Assistant Criminal District Attorney and lead prosecutor Michele Hartmann said Tuesday the loss of the mother and daughter “is still felt deeply by their family and the Fort Worth community.”

Condemned Tennessee inmate will be spared execution

Condemned Tennessee inmate will be spared execution A Tennessee inmate is leaving death row, just eight months before his execution date, after a judge approved an agreement Friday to convert his death sentence to life in prison. © Provided by The Associated Press FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2019 file photo, Abu-Ali Abdur'Rahman attends a hearing in Nashville, Tenn. A Nashville judge on Friday, Aug.

A Texas death row inmate has been executed for fatally stabbing an 89 - year - old woman and her daughter more than 16 years ago after entering their Billy Jack Crutsinger is set to receive a lethal injection Wednesday evening for the 2003 killings of Pearl Magouirk and her 71 - year - old daughter

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas death row inmate was executed Wednesday for fatally stabbing an 89 - year - old woman and her daughter more than Ten more executions are scheduled in Texas this year. The U.S. Supreme Court declined a request by Crutsinger's attorney to stop the execution .

After his last appeals were denied by the U.S. Supreme Court just minutes before his execution was scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., Crutsinger, 64, was strapped to a gurney in the death chamber in Huntsville.

No relatives of the women were present to witness the execution, according to a prison spokesman. Crutsinger had three friends in the viewing room, who, in his final words, he thanked for coming and supporting other death row inmates. Into the microphone hanging above his head, he said the system "is not completely right," but he was at peace and was going to be with Jesus and his family.

Crutsinger was then injected with a lethal dose of pentobarbital at 6:27 p.m., and pronounced dead 13 minutes later, according to the prison department. He was the fifth person executed in Texas this year and the 14th in the country.

Utah Mother Tries to Evade Police Checks by Posing as Her Daughter, Gets Arrested

Utah Mother Tries to Evade Police Checks by Posing as Her Daughter, Gets Arrested Heather Elaine Garcia, 38, told police officers during a traffic stop that she was named Mercedes and born in 1998. But a records check quickly showed that all was not as it seemed.

Texas death row inmate Crutsinger is facing execution Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, for fatally stabbing an 89 - year - old woman and her daughter more than 16 Billy Jack Crutsinger is set to receive a lethal injection Wednesday evening for the 2003 killings of Pearl Magouirk and her 71 - year - old daughter

A Texas death row inmate has been executed for fatally stabbing an 89 - year - old woman and her daughter more than 16 years ago after entering their Billy Jack Crutsinger is set to receive a lethal injection Wednesday evening for the 2003 killings of Pearl Magouirk and her 71 - year - old daughter

After the murders, Crutsinger was arrested — albeit illegally — after he didn’t identify himself to police in Galveston. He consented to a DNA swab that linked him to the crime scene and confessed to the murders while in custody, the records state.

A judge ruled that police were not justified in arresting Crutsinger on the spot for credit card abuse because they didn’t have a warrant, and he didn’t commit the crime of failure to identify himself before his arrest. Still, despite the illegal arrest, the judge found his confession and DNA sample were admissible evidence in court because the police conduct was not “purposeful or flagrant,” and there was probable cause for his arrest, just not a warrant.

During his nearly 16 years on death row, Crutsinger appealed his sentence arguing against the legal validity of his confession and DNA sample. But more recently, he pointed to his lawyers’ failings.

Texas inmate set to be executed for killing 2 women in 2003

Texas inmate set to be executed for killing 2 women in 2003 A Texas death row inmate is set to be executed Wednesday for fatally stabbing an 89-year-old woman and her daughter more than 16 years ago in their Fort Worth home. © Provided by The Associated Press This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Billy Jack Crutsinger. Texas death row inmate Crutsinger is facing execution Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, for fatally stabbing an 89-year-old woman and her daughter more than 16 years ago after entering their Fort Worth home under the pretense of doing some work for them.

Texas has executed a death row inmate for the 2003 fatal stabbings of an 89 - year - old woman and her daughter . By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep 4th, 2019 @ 5:50pm.

A man convicted of killing an elderly woman and her daughter in their home and then stealing the daughter 's car and credit card is scheduled to be Billy Crutsinger, 64, was sentenced to death by a jury in 2003 after being convicted of the murders of 89 - year - old Pearl Magouirk and her 71 - year - old

Crutsinger argued that his trial lawyer failed to adequately investigate mitigating factors that could have swayed the jury to hand down a sentence of life in prison instead of execution. Specifically, he claimed the attorney overlooked evidence of mental impairment caused by alcohol addiction, head trauma, depression and low intelligence, according to a recent federal district court ruling.

His most recent lawyer, Lydia Brandt, had also knocked his state appellate lawyer — claiming his incompetence and the courts’ refusal to grant investigatory funding kept Crutsinger from any meaningful appeals process. She noted that a judge in another capital case found Crutsinger’s state appellate lawyer “sloppy” and lacking professionalism, and that his filings were “poorly done and of minimal assistance to the court,” according to Crutsinger’s petition.

“The State of Texas denied Mr. Crutsinger his initial right to one full and fair opportunity to present his claims concerning violations of his fundamental constitutional rights,” Brandt wrote in a final appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court last week.

Texas executes inmate in 2010 murder of elderly woman during crime spree.
A Texas man was executed Tuesday evening for killing a 61-year-old grandmother a decade ago during an eight-day crime spree that included another murder. © Getty Images Lethal injection is one of the methods of execution used around the world Mark Anthony Soliz, 37, died by lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville. He was the sixth inmate executed in Texas this year. Nine more are scheduled. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 0
This is interesting!