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State of Texas Executes Preston Hughes III

On November 15, 2012, the State of Texas executed Preston Hughes III for  the 1988 murders of Shandra Charles, age 15, and Marcell Taylor, age 3, in Houston.  It was the 2nd execution carried out by the state this week and the 15th this year.  No further executions are scheduled to take place in Texas in 2012; the state already has scheduled five executions into July of next year.

Hughes proclaimed his innocence and asked his supporters to continue to fight to clear his name. Read more from the Texas Tribune and ABC News/Associated Press.