facebook
twitter
search
search

Murderer becomes 11th execution in Texas

Oct. 25, 2012 at 7:53 AM

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Killer Bobby Lee Hines was executed in Texas for his conviction in the murder of a Dallas-area woman in her apartment 21 years ago, officials said.

Hines, 40, was executed at the Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville Wednesday after a federal civil rights appeal by his family and friends was dismissed earlier that day by a judge in Houston, KWTX-TV, Waco, reported.

Hines was 19 and on probation when he stabbed 26-year-old Michelle Wendy Haupt 18 times then strangled her in October 1991. She was found dead in her apartment in Carrollton, a Dallas suburb.

Haupt's blood was on Hines' clothing, and he was found with several items from her apartment, including a gold charm, several packs of cigarettes and a bowl of pennies, KWTX said. Haupt had moved to Carrollton from Pittsburgh and Hines was staying next door with a man who handled maintenance for the apartment complex.

Hines' execution was the 11th so far this year in Texas.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Pilot in Taiwan plane crash shut down wrong engine, black boxes show
Texas police body cam video shows fatal shooting
Law enforcement gives 'all clear' after U.S. Navy Yard lockdown
North Korea seeks help from Iran in battle against drought
Talks with NKorea come with conditions, says White House advisor