death penalty news—-TEXAS

Jan. 8


Grayson Co. death row inmate gauges out other eye

A Grayson County man sentenced to die for killing his wife, her daughter
and their son, gouged out his other eye in prison last month.

According to the warden at the state prison in Huntsville, death row
inmate Andre Thomas gouged out his left eye in early December and then ate

Five days after the murders in March 2004, Thomas gouged out his right eye
inside a Grayson County jail cell after reading a Bible verse.

The state's top Criminal Appeals Court upheld Thomas' conviction and death
sentence back in October of 2008.

Thomas is now in a psychiatric prison facility in Richmond, Texas.

No execution date has been set.

(source: KXII News)