Texan Becomes First Death Row Inmate Executed This Year

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Texas yesterday put to death an inmate convicted of killing two men over a drug deal, the first U.S. execution of 2017, reports the Associated Press. Christopher Wilkins, 48, was declared dead 13 minutes after a lethal injection of pentobarbital. Before the drug was administered, he twice mouthed “I’m sorry,” to two relatives of one of the murder victims as . . .

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