Texas executes convicted killer, Pennsylvania execution stayed

Oct 24 2013

AUSTIN, Texas/PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – A man convicted of killing a woman during a burglary at her home was executed in Texas on Thursday, while a court ordered an 11th-hour stay to Pennsylvania’s first execution in 13 years, authorities said. Mario Swain, 33, was put to death by lethal injection for the killing of Lola Nixon, 44, during a 2002 burglary at her home in Longview, Texas, the state criminal justice department said. Swain, who authorities said made no last statement, was pronounced dead at 6:39 p.m. local time at the state prison in Huntsville, the department said. …

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