Thursday, November 8, 2012

Texas carries out its13th execution of the year

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.

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