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Sat Mar 2, 2019, 03:33 PM

Chaos erupts, 2 arrested during Texas execution

Source: Associated Press

Chaos erupts, 2 arrested during Texas execution

JUAN A. LOZANO AND MICHAEL GRACZYK
ASSOCIATED PRESS March 1, 2019, 2:01PM

HUNTSVILLE, Texas Chaos erupted outside Texas' death chamber when the son of the condemned inmate pounded on the chamber windows, shouted obscenities and threw fists after his father spoke his final words.

Billie Wayne Coble, a Vietnam War veteran who killed his estranged wife's parents and brother and threatened to do the same to her in 1989, told five witnesses that he selected to attend his Thursday night execution that he loved them. Coble then nodded as they watched from a witness room, saying: "Take care."

When he finished speaking, his son, grandson and daughter-in-law became emotional, and the men swung and kicked at others in the death chamber witness area. Officers stepped in but said the men continued to resist and were eventually moved to a courtyard, where both were handcuffed and arrested.

"Why are you doing this?" the woman asked. "They just killed his daddy."

As the men were being subdued outside, a single dose of pentobarbital was injected into Coble. He gasped several times and began snoring as the lethal dose of drug was being administered inside the death chamber at the state penitentiary in Huntsville.

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Jake Stern Mar 2019 #1

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Sat Mar 2, 2019, 05:08 PM

1. Why do they even allow witnesses?

Just kill them and be done with it instead of making it a spectacle.

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