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April execution date set for oldest Texas death row inmate

Prosecutors say the oldest Texas death row inmate is set for an April execution for killing a...
Prosecutors say the oldest Texas death row inmate is set for an April execution for killing a Houston police officer more than 30 years ago.(Texas Department of Criminal Justice)
Published: Jan. 5, 2022 at 10:27 AM CST
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HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors say the oldest Texas death row inmate is set for an April execution for killing a Houston police officer more than 30 years ago.

A Houston state judge scheduled 77-year-old Carl Wayne Buntion’s execution for April 21 during a Tuesday court hearing. Buntion had been on parole for just six weeks when he shot and killed 37-year-old Houston officer James Irby during a June 1990 traffic stop.

Buntion, who had an extensive criminal record, was a passenger in the car that Irby pulled over.

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