Texas executes man convicted of killing 2
Huntsville, Texas
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Three Jailed For League City Parking Lot Robbery
ߦ   Applications Being Accepted For Entry Level Police Officer - City of Santa Fe
ߦ   Angleton Man Sentenced for Multiple Child Pornography Charges
ߦ   Burnet County Sheriff's Office - Inmate/Arrests Summary
ߦ   Conroe Police Dept - Case Tracking Log
ߦ   Critical Missing Person - Roman Quiroz Jr.
ߦ   Detectives Seek Information Regarding Homicide
ߦ   Firearms Smugglers Sentenced
ߦ   Former Attorney and Others Sent to Prison for Money Laundering and Auto Loan Scheme
ߦ   Fourteen with ties to violent YNB Stretch Gang indicted for drug and firearm offenses
ߦ   Galveston County Commissioners Court - Meeting Agenda - Nov 20
ߦ   Jury Convicts & Sentences Man to 5 Years in Animal Cruelty Case
ߦ   Paris Police Dept - Daily Activity/Arrests Summary
ߦ   Sheriff's Chief Administrative Deputy Sentenced on Federal Corruption Charges
ߦ   A&E investigative crime series – THE ELEVEN – comes to a conclusion
ߦ   Baltimore detective shot in head; manhunt underway
ߦ   Burnet County Sheriff's Office - Inmate/Arrests Summary
ߦ   Child Advocates of Fort Bend and its Partner Agencies to Celebrate National Adoption Day, November 17
ߦ   Conservative Republican Mayes Middleton Calls to End Liberal Control in the Texas House and Elect a Conservative Republican Speaker
ߦ   Constable Deputies Arrest Suspected Child Predator
ߦ   Constable Mark Herman Receives 2 awards from North Harris County Residents
ߦ   Constables recover stolen vehicle minutes after it is reported
ߦ   Deputy Injured In Shooting Moved To Rehab Hospital
ߦ   Detectives Seek Information Regarding Homicide
ߦ   'F*** TRUMP' truck sticker photo goes viral; driver speaks with KPRC 2
ߦ   Federal Criminal Complaint Charges Two Men With Witness Tampering
ߦ   Galveston County Sheriff's Office - Daily Bulletin
ߦ   Good Food, Good Family Fun, and Great Competition at METRO Rodeo 2017
ߦ   Help Identify This Guy – Robbery Suspect
ߦ   Honduran Man Sentenced to Prison for Role in MS-13 Gang Initiatiation Murder in Virginia
ߦ   Information Needed In Homicide Investigation
ߦ   New Orleans Fugitive May Be in Houston Area
ߦ   Paris Police Dept - Daily Arrests/Activity Summary
ߦ   Public Assistance Needed for Robberies at Metro PCS
ߦ   Public Assistance Needed To Identify Witnesses

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:

This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows death row inmate James Bigby. Bigby, who was convicted of killing a father and his infant son during a murder rampage on Christmas Eve 1987 that also left two other people dead nearly three decades ago, is scheduled to be executed Tuesday evening March 14, 2017, in Texas. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Texas execution of James Bigby (all times local):

6:40 p.m.

Texas prison officials have executed a Fort Worth man condemned for killing a father and his 4-month-old son during a Christmas Eve rampage nearly 30 years ago that also left two other men shot to death.

James Bigby was pronounced dead at 6:31 p.m. Tuesday evening. He was the fourth Texas inmate and the sixth nationally to receive lethal injection this year.

The 61-year-old Bigby was convicted of fatally shooting 26-year-old Michael Trekell and suffocating Trekell's infant son at their suburban Dallas-Fort Worth home. He confessed to the killings but wasn't tried for killing two other men the same day, contending all three men were conspiring against him in his workers' compensation case against a former employer.

At his trial, Bigby grabbed a gun from behind the judge's bench and tried to abduct the judge.

__

4:30 p.m.

An inmate has been struggling to contain his emotions as Texas prison officials moved him to a small cell near the death chamber where he's set for lethal injection.

James Bigby arrived at the Huntsville Unit prison mid-afternoon Tuesday from death row at a prison about 45 miles to the east to await his execution Tuesday evening.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says the 61-year-old Bigby has been trying to keep from sobbing as he tries to express his sorrow over the Fort Worth-area slayings almost 30 years ago that resulted in his death sentence.

Clark also says Bigby wanted to be sure no appeals were in the courts to try to prevent his punishment from taking place.

__

12:20 a.m.

The attorney for a Fort Worth man set to die for killing a father and his infant son in 1987 says no last-day appeals are likely to try to stop the punishment.

Texas prison officials are to give 61-year-old James Bigby a lethal injection Tuesday evening for fatally shooting 26-year-old Michael Trekell and suffocating Trekell's 4-month-old son Jayson on Christmas Eve 1987 at their Arlington home.

Evidence showed he also killed two other men, believing they along with Trekell were conspiring against him in a workers' compensation case he filed against a former employer. He wasn't tried for those men's killings.

The U.S. Supreme Court in 2015 refused to review Bigby's case, upholding lower-court appeal rejections.

He'd be the fourth inmate executed this year in Texas and sixth nationally.



Comments:
One less evil person.
Posted by Topcat at 3/15/2017 10:52:50 AM

Thirty years? His sentence should have been commuted to life w/o parole.
Posted by Mary at 3/16/2017 8:59:43 AM

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Facebook   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2017 The Police News. All rights reserved.