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State of Texas Executes Keith Thurmond

On Wednesday, March 7, 2012, the State of Texas executed Keith Thurmond.  He was convicted of killing his estranged wife, Sharon Thurmond, and her boyfriend, Guy Fernandes, near Magnolia in Montgomery County in 2001.    According to the Houston Chronicle, ” Thurmond’s attorneys argued that lawyers representing him in earlier appeals were ‘grossly deficient’ and that his execution should have been postponed until justices decide on a similar case in Arizona.”

This was the third execution to take place in Texas this year and the eighth nationwide.

Read more from NPR and the Houston Chronicle.