Early morning severe weather has moved east of the Brazos Valley, taking the damaging wind and tornado threat out of the area as well. While the severe weather threat has passed, we'll need to monitor areas of minor flooding and down tree limbs on area roads. A tornado watch remains in place for most of the area -- however, that should be canceled by the National Weather Service shortly.
Convicted killer Derrick Sonnier has been executed for the slayings of a woman and her young child at their suburban Houston apartment almost two decades ago.
Sonnier shook his head negatively when asked if he had any final
statements. He was pronounced dead at 6:18 p.m., eight minutes
after the lethal dose began.
Sonnier, 40, made a similar trip to the death house seven weeks
ago but was spared when the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals stopped
his scheduled punishment after lawyers raised questions about the
legality of the lethal injection procedures.
That appeal subsequently was rejected, Sonnier's death date was
reset for Wednesday evening and his legal avenues to avoid
execution were exhausted.
He was the third Texas inmate to die this year and the 13th
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