Texas carried out its 11th execution of 2012, last night in Huntsville. It was the 488th post-Furman Texas execution since 1982. Texas has the nation's most active death chamber and accounts for more than 37% of the executions in America's death penalty states.
"Texas executes convicted killer for 1991 slaying," is the AP report, via KTRK-TV.
Convicted killer Bobby Lee Hines has been executed for strangling and repeatedly stabbing a suburban Dallas woman at her apartment 21 years ago.
To date, there have been 33 executions in American death penalty states this year; a total of 1,310 post-Furman executions since 1977.
According to TDCJ, seven additional executions have been scheduled by Texas district courts, including two set for 2013. The next scheduled Texas execution in October 31.