death penalty news—-TEXAS

Nov. 11

TEXAS—-impending execution

Execution set as murderer's final reprieve request denied

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles unanimously voted Monday to turn
down condemned man George Whitaker's request for a reprieve.

The board dismissed Whitaker's appeal in which he argued that jurors
should have been told that he only would be eligible for parole after he
served 40 years in prison.

With all of his appeals exhausted, Whitaker, 37, is set to enter Texas'
death chamber Wednesday.

He was sentenced to die for the June 15, 1994, shooting death of Shakeitha
Carrier, 17, a sister of his former girlfriend Catina Carrier, who had
broken off their relationship 2 months before.

Carrier's mother, Mary Carrier, was shot twice in the attack, and her
sister Ashley, 5, was severely pistol-whipped. His execution is scheduled
for Wednesday.

(source: Houston Chronicle)


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