State of Texas Executes Coy Wesbrook

Last night, the State of Texas carried out its fourth execution of the year, putting Coy Wesbrook to death for the murders of his ex-wife, Gloria Coons, and Antonio Cruz in 1997 in Channelview (Harris County).  Wesbrook killed three other people during the same incident.  According to Reuters, the execution was delayed by about two hours because of a last-minute appeal.

Wesbrook was the eighth person to executed by lethal injection in the United States this year. Of the 535 executions in Texas since 1982, 126 involved cases out of Harris County, which includes Houston.

Two additional executions are scheduled to take place in Texas this month.