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Texas To Execute Jamie McCoskey On Tuesday

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Harris County jury rejected arguments convicted killer Jamie McCoskey was too insane to get the death penalty.

Now the 49-year-old Texas death row inmate is set for execution Tuesday evening in Huntsville for abducting a Houston couple 22 years ago this week, raping the woman and killing her boyfriend.

McCoskey’s attorneys say they likely won’t be making any last-minute appeals to try to spare him. The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year refused to review his case.

He’d be the 15th prisoner executed this year in Texas, which carries out capital punishment more than any other state.

McCoskey is notorious for grabbing a heavy wood chair and throwing it at prosecutors during his trial for fatally stabbing 21-year-old Michael Dwyer.


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