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Texas Executes Inmate in 2001 Slaying of Off-duty Officer

A Texas man already being sought for a neighbor's slaying when he killed a Dallas police officer outside a club was executed Wednesday. Licho Escamilla was put to death for the fatal 2001 shooting of Christopher Kevin James, who was trying to break up a brawl involving Escamilla. The 33-year-old prisoner was pronounced dead at 6:31 p.m. CDT -- 18 minutes after the lethal injection began. Escamilla became the 24th convicted killer executed this year in the United States. Texas has...

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