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Offender Information wilkinschristopher2.jpgName Wilkins, Christopher TDCJ Number 999533 Date of Birth 09/29/1968 Date Received 03/12/2008 Age (when Received) 39 Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 12th Grade Date of Offense 10/28/2005 Age (at the time of Offense) 37 County Tarrant Race White Gender Male Hair Color Brown Height 6 ft 00 in Weight 196 lbs Eye Color Green Native County Harris County Native State Texas

Prior Occupation
Truck Driver, Backhoe Operator, Welder's Helper, Pipe Fitter's Helper.

Prior Prison Record
None.

Summary of Incident
On 10/28/2005 in Tarrant County, Texas, the subject fatally shot a 33 year old Hispanic male and a 40 year old Black male in a moving vehicle. The subject was arrested by the Fort Worth Police Department.

Co-Defendants
None

Race and Gender of Victim
33 year old hispanic male and 40 year old black male.

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The Latest: Supreme Court Declines to Block Texas Execution
  • By The Associated Press
HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Jan 11, 2017, 4:40 PM ET

 

The Latest on the Texas execution scheduled for Wednesday evening (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

 

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to block the scheduled execution of a Texas death row inmate who killed two men after one of them mocked him for falling for a fake drug deal.

 

The court's ruling on appeals for 48-year-old Christopher Wilkins came about three hours before his scheduled Wednesday evening lethal injection. It would be the first execution in the nation this year.

 

Wilkins' attorneys had argued to the Supreme Court that he had poor legal help at his trial and during earlier appeals and that the courts improperly refused to authorize money for a more thorough investigation of those claims to support other appeals and a clemency petition.

 

State attorneys argued courts had rejected similar appeals and that defense lawyers were simply employing delaying tactics. Scissors-32x32.png

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