Man to Die for 2002 Slaying of East Texas Woman

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Condemned Texas prisoner Mario Swain is to die for the beating, stabbing and strangling of a woman during a break-in at her East Texas home a decade ago.

The 33-year-old Swain faces lethal injection Thursday evening in Huntsville for the slaying of 46-year-old Lola Nixon at her home in Longview.

Swain led police to the woman's body dumped in the back seat of an abandoned car in a remote part of Gregg County, about 120 miles east of Dallas. Authorities said he had a pattern of attacking women and robbing them, often using a chemical inhalant or stun gun to knock them out.

Police investigating her disappearance learned from a neighbor in Longview about a suspicious truck parked on their street. The truck was tracked to Swain.




 
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