Thursday, August 31, 2006

Texas Executes 20th Person in 2006

Originally uploaded by Texas Moratorium Network (TMN).
Ten people protested the execution of Derrick Frazier at the Texas Governor's mansion today.

From the Houston Chronicle:

HUNTSVILLE — Texas death row inmate Derrick Frazier was executed today for the slayings of a South Texas mother and her teenage son at their home nine years ago.

Frazier, 29, was the second convicted murderer to die for the shooting deaths of Betsy Nutt, 41, and her son, Cody, 15. Three months ago, Frazier's companion, Jermaine Herron, was executed.

He's the 20th Texas prisoner executed this year, one more than all of last year in the nation's most active death penalty state. At least seven other executions are scheduled for the remainder of year.

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