The 37th Execution of 2012
Mario Swain described by prosecutors as a fledgling serial killer was executed in Texas on Thursday, November 8, 2012, according to The Associated Press.
The 38-year-old Swain received a lethal injection for an East Texas woman's slaying during a break-in at her home a decade ago.
Lola Nixon of Longview was attacked with a tire iron, stabbed and strangled two days after Christmas in 2002. The 46-year-old woman's body was found in an abandoned car in a remote area outside the city 120 miles east of Dallas, reported the AP.
The U.S. Supreme Court last month refused to review Swain's case and no last-day appeals were filed to try to stop the punishment.
Evidence and testimony at his 2003 trial showed Swain had a history of attacking women.
His execution is the 13th this year in Texas.
To read more: http://www.kltv.com/story/20048467/fledgling-serial-killer-mairo-swain-executed-by-lethal-injection
Michael Gargiulo, Pretrial Hearing 45
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