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State District Judge resets execution date of Kosoul Chanthakoummane

Kosoul Chanthakoummane’s execution date has been reset for July 19, 2017. Chanthakoummane was originally scheduled to be executed on January 25, 2017.  State District Judge Ben Smith reset the date to allow time for the courts to review pending appeals.

Kosoul Chanthakoummane was sentenced to death for the 2006 murder of real estate agent Sarah Ann Walker in a model home in McKinney (Collin County).  Read a response to Ms. Walker’s murder from her father, Joe Walker, who was profiled in 2012 by our partners at Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation.

The State of Texas has put one person to death in 2017. There have been 2 executions nationwide. There is one more execution set to occur in Texas this month: Terry Edwards is scheduled to be put to death on January 26, 2017.