On Halloween night, October 31, 2012, the State of Texas executed Donnie Lee Roberts for the 2003 murder of his girlfriend, Vicki Bowen, at her Lake Livingston home in Polk County. Bowen had refused to give him money to support his drug habit. Read more from the Associated Press report, as it appears in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
This was the 12th execution to take place in Texas this year, out of 35 nationwide. Three executions are scheduled to take place in November.