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Posted: 15.5.2013 19:11

Cop Killer Executed

HUNTSVILLE—A list minute appeal failed to stop the Wednesday execution of Jeffrey Demond Williams. The 37-year-old was sentenced to death for the murder of a Houston police officer 14 years ago.

Williams shot and killed Officer Troy Blando on May 19, 1999 with a gun hidden in on his person as Blando attempted to handcuff him. Blando was arresting Williams after noticing him driving a Lexus that was taken during a carjacking just over a week prior. He was captured a short distance from the scene of the shooting, still wearing one handcuff.

Williams was put to death by lethal injection. His execution marked Texas’ sixth for the year.