HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Joshua Maxwell and his girlfriend were
portrayed as living out the violence-glorifying 1990s film
"Natural Born Killers." Now he's winding up the title character
in a for-real version of the prison movie "Dead Man Walking."
His final scene could be played out Thursday evening in
Huntsville. That's when Maxwell is set to die in the Texas death
chamber for the robbery and fatal shooting of an off-duty sheriff's
deputy in San Antonio nearly 10 years ago.
Evidence showed the slaying of 40-year-old Rudy Lopes, a
sergeant with the Bexar County Sheriff's Department, was one of at
least two killings during of a cross-country crime spree involving
Maxwell and former stripper girlfriend Tessie McFarland.
The 31-year-old Maxwell would be the fourth prisoner executed
this year in Texas.
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