Inmate executed in Huntsville
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A northeast Texas man has been executed
for the slayings of an elderly couple found brutally beaten and
stabbed in their home more than 14 years ago.
Larry Wooten received a lethal injection Thursday evening for
the 1996 murders of 80-year-old Grady Alexander and his 86-year-old
wife, Bessie, in the northeast Texas town of Paris.
DNA evidence helped convict 51-year-old Wooten, including blood
found in the kitchen floor of the Alexanders' home that was matched
Prosecutors say Wooten robbed the couple, taking their $500 in
savings so he could buy cocaine.
Wooten was the 17th inmate executed this year in the nation's
most active death penalty state.