On April 25, 2013, the State of Texas carried out its fourth execution of the year, putting Richard Cobb to death for killing Kenneth Vandever during the robbery of a convenience store in Rusk in 2002 (Cherokee County). Cobb and his co-defendant, Beunka Adams – who was executed one year ago on April 26, 2012 – abducted Vandever and two female clerks from the store. The two woman were shot, as well, but survived by playing dead.
Read more about the case from Associated Press.
Eleven executions are scheduled to take place in Texas between now and the end of September.