Texas Killer Could Be Nation’s First To Be Executed in 2017

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A man convicted in a 2005 double murder over fake drugs is set to be executed tonight, the first person this year in Texas and the U.S., reports the Texas Tribune. Christopher Wilkins, now 48, shot and killed Willie Freeman and Mike Silva in Fort Worth because Freeman had sold him gravel, claiming it was cocaine, and laughed at him for . . .

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