Wednesday’s execution will be the 480th in Texas since 1982 and the 241st since Rick Perry became Governor. More than 50 percent of all executions in Texas in the modern era have been conducted under Rick Perry. Call the Office of Governor Rick Perry at 512 463 2000 to give him your opinion on the death penalty.

From KPRC:

HUNTSVILLE, Texas -A man who killed his estranged wife and her new boyfriend more than 10 years ago in Montgomery County is scheduled to be executed Wednesday in Huntsville.

Keith Thurmond shot and killed his 8-year-old son’s mother in front of the boy in 2001. Thurmond also shot and killed Guy Fernandez, the man that Sharon Thurmond was dating.

At the 2002 capital murder trial, Keith and Sharon Thurmond’s son testified he saw his father shoot his mother repeatedly in the backyard of the mobile home near Magnolia, where she was living with Fernandez.

Thurmond’s lawyer has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the lethal injection.

If the execution is carried out Wednesday, it would be the third this year in Texas.

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