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Texas prisoner executed for killing fellow inmate

Texas prisoner executed for killing fellow inmate
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Friday, June 17, 2011 - 2:00am

Convicted killer Lee Andrew Taylor has been executed for stabbing a fellow Texas prison inmate to death 12
years ago.
 

The 32-year-old Taylor received lethal injection Thursday evening in Huntsville after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an
appeal. His attorneys argued that Taylor had shoddy legal help during his trial and early stages of his appeals. That same argument had spared the life of another death row inmate, John Balentine, on Wednesday.
 

Taylor already was serving a life sentence for murdering a Houston-area man during a home break-in when he attacked inmate
Donta Green at a prison near Texarkana. He insisted that he acted in self-defense.
 

Taylor was among only a handful of white offenders on Texas death row for killing a black person and only the second to be
executed.
 

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