HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A man described as a fledgling serial killer by prosecutors has been executed in Texas.
Thirty-three-year-old Mario Swain received a lethal injection Thursday evening for an East Texas woman's slaying during a break-in at her home a decade ago.
Lola Nixon of Longview was attacked with a tire iron, stabbed and strangled two days after Christmas in 2002. The 46-year-old woman's body was found in an abandoned car in a remote area outside the city 120 miles east of Dallas.
The U.S. Supreme Court last month refused to review Swain's case and no last-day appeals were filed to try to stop the punishment.
Evidence and testimony at his 2003 trial showed Swain had a history of attacking women.
His execution is the 13th this year in Texas.
For a look at some of the upcoming executions that are scheduled in Texas, click on the link posted at the bottom of this article.
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