Texan Becomes First Death Row Inmate Executed This Year

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Twenty convicted killers were executed in the U.S. last year, the lowest number since the early 1980s. That tally includes seven executions in Texas — the fewest in the state since 1996. Christopher Wilkins, who was put to death yesterday, is among nine Texas inmates already scheduled to die in the early months of 2017 . . .

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