Texas is set to carry out its seventh execution of 2014, tonight in Huntsville. It would be the 515th post-Furman Texas execution since 1982, and the 276th execution under the administration of Gov. Rick Perry. Texas is responsible for more than 37% of the nation's post-Furman executions.
"Texas set to execute man convicted of 2001 triple murder," is the Reuters post by Brendan O'Brien, via GlobalPost.
Texas is set to execute a man by lethal injection on Wednesday who was convicted of stabbing his girlfriend, her child and her mother to death after a cocaine binge in 2001.
Jose Luis Villegas Jr., 39, is scheduled to be put to death with a lethal dose of drugs after 6 p.m. CDT at the Texas death chamber in Huntsville, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said.
There have been 16 executions in American death penalty states this year; a total of 1,375 post-Furman executions since 1977.
According to TDCJ, Texas state district courts have set three additional execution dates.