A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for Leon, Milam, and Robertson Counties until 5:00am Monday morning. A line of strong to severe thunderstorms is on its way to the Brazos Valley and should arrive between 2 and 3 am. Heavy rain, frequent lightning, and winds above 50 mph are our main concerns. However, an isolated tornado, especially in our northern counties, cannot be ruled out.
Condemned inmate Richard Hinojosa says a previous manslaughter conviction for which he served prison time is costing him his life.
The 44-year-old former custodian in San Antonio faces execution Thursday night in Huntsville.
Hinojosa was sentenced to death over the 1994 abduction, rape and slaying of a female neighbor who came upon him burglarizing her home.
The victim was Terry Wright.
Back in 1986, Hinojosa agreed to an eight-year term for voluntary manslaughter for gunning down a man in the street outside his home.
Jurors in the Wright case were told of that shooting as they were to consider punishment for her death.
A prosecutor says DNA evidence and a tennis shoe imprint left at the scene proved Hinojosa is guilty.
Hinojosa Wednesday was upbeat in conversations with reporters at the Polunsky Unit, saying, quote: "At least I know where I'm going."
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