Texas executes man for 1991 stabbing-strangulation murder

By REUTERS
October 25, 2012 02:35

 
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AUSTIN, Texas - Texas prison officials on Wednesday executed a man for the gruesome 1991 murder of a woman who was stabbed repeatedly with an ice pick and strangled with stereo wire at her Dallas-area apartment, state officials said.

Bobby Lee Hines, 40, was pronounced dead by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, at 6:28 p.m. local time, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Hines, who was 19 at the time of the killing, was staying next door to the victim, Michelle Wendy Haupt, 26, in the apartment of a man who did maintenance work for the complex and had master keys to all the units.

Hours after neighbors heard screaming and other loud noises, Haupt's body was found just inside the door of her apartment.

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