TX: Derrick Jackson , 42, was executed by lethal injection
Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:06
Man executed for deaths of 2 Houston opera singers By MICHAEL GRACZYK (AP) July 20,2010
HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Texas has executed a man convicted of killing two Houston opera singers nearly 22 years ago.
Forty-two-year-old Derrick Jackson declined to make a final statement before the lethal injection was administered Tuesday. He was the 15th person to be executed in Texas this year.
Jackson contended he was unfairly convicted of the September 1988 fatal beatings and slashings of Forrest Henderson and Richard Wrotenbery. The two 31-year-old men were in the Houston Grand Opera chorus.
The slayings inside Henderson's apartment went unsolved until 1995, when a bloody fingerprint from the scene was matched to Jackson. By then, Jackson already was in prison serving a 12-year term for aggravated robbery.
Killer set to die Tuesday for '88 slaying of Houston tenors By ALLAN TURNER Copyright 2010 Houston Chronicle July 18, 2010, 9:26PM The scene that greeted police when they entered Forrest Henderson's... more
Nearly 22 years after two Houston opera singers were fatally battered and slashed inside their apartment, the man convicted of killing them is set to die Tuesday by lethal injection. Derrick Jackson, ... more
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IOW, you have nothing to challenge the results in Jackson's case. LOL p.s.: I wouldn't consider truthinjustice a reliable source for anything. They were behind that phony BOJ stat. Real sleazy of... more