TEXAS EXECUTES MAN FOR FAMILY KILLING
February 7, 2007: a man was executed by lethal injection in Texas for strangling his wife and two stepdaughters a decade ago. James Lewis Jackson, a 47-year-old gardener, was the fourth inmate put to death this year in Texas, which has the highest execution rate in the US.
Jackson was executed amid renewed nationwide scrutiny of the death penalty. Jackson was upset about his wife's plans to divorce him, and when one of the girls said she didn't care he choked her and her sister to death and strangled his wife when she returned.
Texas has nine more executions scheduled for 2007. (Sources: The Australian, 08/02/07)