TEXAS (USA): JAMES FREEMAN EXECUTED
January 28, 2016: James Freeman, 35, White, was executed.
Freeman was sentenced to death on Nov. 7, 2008 for fatally shooting Texas Game Warden Justin Hurst, 34, on March, 16, 2007.
The incident began near Freeman's home. Hurst and another game warden were checking on night hunters. Hurst's colleague heard a gunshot and approached Freeman's pickup.
Freeman, then 26, fled, with Hurst's colleague in pursuit. Wharton County sheriff's deputies, constables and Department of Public Safety troopers chased Freeman through Wharton County and part of Colorado County.
Hurst joined in after intercepting Freeman and setting up a roadblock. The chase ended some 90 minutes later at a cemetery, where he fired dozens of rounds at officers with a pistol and an AK-47, killing Hurst.
Freeman was shot four times before officers apprehended him. Freeman was the 2nd inmate executed this year in Texas, the 533rd overall since the state resumed capital punishment on December 7, 1982, the 4th inmate to be put to death this year in the US, and the 1,426th person executed in the United States since 1976. (Source: houstonchronicle.com, 28/01/2016)