Two on Texas death row scheduled for execution
Two Texas death row inmates are scheduled for execution this month according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Convicted murder Michael Wayne Hall, 31, will be put to death on Feb. 15. Timothy Wayne Adams, 41, convicted of shooting his child, will receive lethal injection on Feb. 20.
Hall, of Dallas, and an accomplice were both convicted of murdering a mentally challenged Amy Robinson, 19, on February 15, 1998. The accomplice, Robert Neville, has already been executed.
Robinson was riding her bicycle to her job at a grocery store in Arlington when Hall and Neville lured her into their car. They then drove her to a remote Fort Worth location and first tortured her by shooting her repeatedly with a pellet rifle. They then used a .22 caliber rifle before eventually shooting her in the head.
They were caught at the border when they were attempting to leave the state.
Hall will become the first Texas death row inmate to be executed in 2011.
month, Cleve Foster was scheduled to die Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011. Foster, however,
received a last hour reprieve by the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case. The appeal failed and Foster’s new execution date has been set for April 5.
Hall, a white male, will die at 6 p.m. Tuesday exactly 13 years since the crime. Hall who was a laborer before his incarceration had a ninth grade education.
Timothy Adams was convicted in the shooting death of his 19-month-old son in 2002. He shot the child twice in the chest. Prosecutors reportedly said Adams killed his son to cause suffering for his wife, who was trying to leave him.
The shooting had escalated to a police standoff at the family’s apartment in southwest Houston. Evidence showed Adams held his child at arm’s length and shot him once with a pistol, then shot him again as the boy lay on the floor.
Adam’s appeal was rejected by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last March. Adams claimed he had poor legal representation.
Adams, a black male, will die Feb. 20 exactly nine years since the crime.
The reported shortage of one of the three drugs which is part of the deadly cocktail used to execute convicted Texas capital murderers will neither stop nor delay the execution.
Texas officials previously said there is enough of the drug left to execute Hall and one other person on Texas death row.