Convicted killer Keith Thurmond hopes the U.S. Supreme Court keeps him from the
Texas death chamber for the shooting deaths of his estranged wife and her
boyfriend more than 10 years ago outside Houston.
Thurmond faced lethal injection Wednesday evening in Huntsville for fatally
shooting his 32-year-old wife, Sharon, and neighbor Guy Fernandez. They were
living together down the street from Thurmond near Magnolia in Montgomery
Attorneys for the 52-year-old Thurmond are arguing lawyers earlier in his
appeals process were "grossly deficient" in failing to track down background
about the former mechanic's abusive childhood.
The execution would be the 3rd this year in Texas.
(source: Associated Press)