Texas executes man convicted of abducting, killing college student

Death-row inmate Larry Swearingen is shown in this photo in Huntsville, Texas, U.S., provided August 20, 2019. Texas Dept of Criminal Justice/Handout via REUTERS

(Reuters) – Texas on Wednesday put to death a man found guilty of the rape and murder of a 19-year-old college student in an execution that followed arguments from the inmate’s attorneys that authorities ignored key evidence that would exonerate him. Larry Swearingen, 48, who had professed his innocence in the case, was given a […]

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