On October 24, 2012, the State of Texas executed Bobby Hines for the 1991 murder of Michelle Wendy Haupt in Dallas. According to the Associated Press and reported by Fox News, Hines “was scheduled to die in May and the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review his case, but the Dallas County district attorney’s office again delayed the execution so that new DNA testing could be conducted. When those tests confirmed Hines’ guilt, the punishment was reset for Wednesday.”
This was the 11th execution to take place in Texas this year, out of 33 nationwide. Five of those executions involved Dallas County cases. Four additional executions are scheduled to take place in Texas before the end of 2012, including the October 31 scheduled execution of Donnie Roberts.