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Crime Texas man executed in 2002 strangulation

03:30  07 november  2019
03:30  07 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Texas inmate set to be executed for 2002 strangling death

  Texas inmate set to be executed for 2002 strangling death 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 buried her body in the New Mexico desert. Hall has been on death row since being sentenced in 2005. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

The following is a list of people executed by the U.S. state of Texas between 2000 and 2009. All of the 248 individuals (246 males and 2 females) during this period were convicted of murder and have been executed by lethal injection at the Huntsville Unit in Huntsville, Texas .

Texas executed Richard Cobb on Thursday for the 2002 killing of a man , the state Department of Criminal Justice said.

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the execution of Justen Hall in the 2002 slaying of Melanie Billhartz (all times local):

This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Justen Hall. The Texas inmate is set to be executed Wednesday evening, Nov. 6, 2019, for strangling 29-year-old Melanie Billhartz more than 17 years ago after he feared she would alert police about his meth lab operation in El Paso, Texas. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)© Provided by The Associated Press This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Justen Hall. The Texas inmate is set to be executed Wednesday evening, Nov. 6, 2019, for strangling 29-year-old Melanie Billhartz more than 17 years ago after he feared she would alert police about his meth lab operation in El Paso, Texas. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)

6:42 p.m.

A white supremacist gang member has been executed for strangling a West Texas woman over fears she would alert police about his drug operation.

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This photo provided by Lana Rivera from 1999, shows Melanie Billhartz at her mother's house in El Paso Texas. Authorities say Billhartz was strangled more than 17 years ago by Texas death row inmate Justen Hall. Hall is set to be executed Wednesday evening, Nov. 6, 2019, for Billhartz's death in October 2002. (Photo courtesy of Lana Rivera via AP)© Provided by The Associated Press This photo provided by Lana Rivera from 1999, shows Melanie Billhartz at her mother's house in El Paso Texas. Authorities say Billhartz was strangled more than 17 years ago by Texas death row inmate Justen Hall. Hall is set to be executed Wednesday evening, Nov. 6, 2019, for Billhartz's death in October 2002. (Photo courtesy of Lana Rivera via AP)

Justen Hall received a lethal injection Wednesday evening at the state penitentiary in Huntsville.

The 38-year-old Hall was condemned for the October 2002 killing of 29-year-old Melanie Billhartz.

Prosecutors say Hall strangled Billhartz with an extension cord from his El Paso drug house and buried her body in the New Mexico desert.

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His attorneys had asked to stop the execution, alleging he wasn't competent. But Hall previously said he was competent and acknowledged killing Billhartz. Prosecutors said two experts in 2017 also found Hall to be competent.

Hall was the 19th inmate put to death this year in the U.S. and the eighth in Texas.

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A white supremacist on death row faces execution in Texas for strangling a woman over fears she would alert police about his drug operation.

Justen Hall is set to receive lethal injection Wednesday evening for the October 2002 killing of 29-year-old Melanie Billhartz.

Prosecutors say the 38-year-old Hall strangled Billhartz with an extension cord from his El Paso drug house and buried her body in the New Mexico desert.

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The following is a list of people executed by the U.S. state of Texas between 1982 (when the state resumed executions ) to 1989. All of the 33 individuals during this period were convicted of murder and have been executed by lethal injection at the Huntsville Unit in Huntsville, Texas .

The following is a list of people executed by the U.S. state of Texas between 1990 and 1999. All of the 166 individuals (165 males and 1 female) during this period were convicted of murder and have been executed by lethal injection at the Huntsville Unit in Huntsville, Texas .

His attorneys had asked to stop the execution, alleging he is not competent. But a judge last month denied the request, and no other appeals have since been filed.

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Mario Swain, a Texas man , was executed for the 2002 death of a woman during a break-in at her home. Swain was described by prosecutors as “a I think he was working up to something.” Mario Swain, the Texas man executed for murdering Lola Nixon in 2002 , is the first of three prisoners set

The list of people executed by the U.S. state of Texas , with the exception of 1819-1849, is divided into periods of 10 years. Since 1819, 1,320 people (all but nine of whom have been men )

If the execution happens, it would be the 19th in the U.S. and the eighth in Texas this year.

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