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State of Texas Executes Richard Cobb

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 […]

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State of Texas Executes Beunka Adams

Last night, April 26, 2012, the State of Texas carried out its fifth execution of the  year.  Beunka Adams was executed for the murder of Kenneth Vandever, 37, outside Rusk in 2002. Both Adams and his co-defendant Richard Cobb were sentenced to death for the crime.  Vandever and two women were abducted from a convenience store. […]

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Update on Beunka Adams: Court Lifts Stay, Execution Will Proceed

Update as of 5:30 PM: The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to intervene in the case of Beunka Adams, allowing his execution this evening to proceed as scheduled. This will be the 5th execution to occur in Texas in 2012.