Texas plans to put to death Elroy Chester III Wednesday in Huntsville. Execution Watch will provide live radio coverage and commentary on the state killing, Texas’ 499th of the modern death-penalty era.
Unless a stay is issued, we’ll broadcast live: Wednesday, 12 June 2013, 6-7 PM Central Time, KPFT FM Houston 90.1 and Online…
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TEXAS PLANS TO EXECUTE:
ELROY CHESTER III, who pleaded guilty to shooting to death an off-duty firefighter in Port Arthur when he interrupted the burglary Chester was committing. Chester’s attorneys argued on appeal that he is ineligible for execution because he is mentally impaired, but a divided federal appeals court upheld the sentence. Chester’s previous execution date of April 24, 2013, was delayed by the trial court in response to a motion he filed. Chester’s execution would be the 499th in Texas in the modern death-penalty era.