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Texas executes 15th death row inmate this year

Nov. 12, 2013 at 11:04 PM

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A convicted rapist and killer who spent 22 years on Texas' death row was executed Tuesday, a prison staff member said.

The execution of Jamie McCoskey, 49, was carried out at the state prison in Huntsville, a corrections employee told UPI by phone.

KWTX-TV, Waco, reported McCoskey's attorneys did not file any last-ditch appeals to try head off his execution. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review his case previously this year.

McCoskey was found guilty of kidnapping a Houston couple, then raping the pregnant woman and stabbing her boyfriend to death, KWTX-TV said.

Texas has one more execution scheduled this year, the TV station said.

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