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State of Texas executes Anthony Shore

Yesterday, January 18, 2018, the State of Texas executed Anthony Shore for multiple murders in Harris County in the 1980s and 1990s. Sentenced in November 2004, Shore was the last white defendant to receive a death sentence in Harris County.

Shore’s execution was the first to occur in Texas and the United States this year. Harris County accounts for 128 executions since 1982, more than any state except Texas.  For the first time since 1985, Harris County was not responsible for any of last year’s executions. There are currently five executions scheduled to take place in Texas through April.

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