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Scheduled Execution

05/16/2017

Offender Information

Name

Carter, Tilon

TDCJ Number

999517

Date of Birth

12/07/1979

Date Received

12/12/2006

Age (when Received)

27

Education Level (Highest Grade Completed)

11th Grade

Date of Offense

04/28/2004

 

Age (at the time of Offense)

24

 

County

Tarrant

 

Race

Black

 

Gender

Male

 

Hair Color

Black

 

Height

5 ft 08 in

 

Weight

212 lbs

 

Eye Color

Brown

 

Native County

Tarrant

 

Native State

Texas

Prior Occupation
Auto Mechanic, Roofer, Concrete

Prior Prison Record
TDCJ # 837422 on a five year sentence for aggravated robbery with deadly weapon from Tarrant County.

Summary of incident 
On April 28, 2004 in Tarrant County, Carter and his codefendant entered the residence of an eighty nine year old white male, bound him at the hands and feet and beat him to death. Carter and codefendant then stole approximately $6,000 from the victim's home.

Co-Defendants
LaKeitha Allen

Race and Gender of Victim
White Male


LaKeitha Allen

Race and Gender of Victim
White Male 

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Execution halted amid claims of false evidence at trial

A Fort Worth man who claims he did not intentionally kill an 89-year-old man had his looming execution halted Friday afternoon.

BY JOLIE MCCULLOUGH MAY 12, 2017 16 HOURS AGO

Four days before he was set to die, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday halted the execution of a man convicted in a 2004 Fort Worth home robbery and murder. It’s the second time he’s had an execution taken off the schedule this year.

Tilon Carter, 37, filed a late appeal to the court Monday claiming the prosecution used false evidence at trial that the victim, 89-year-old James Tomlin, died partially from being smothered. Carter has maintained that he never intentionally killed Tomlin and was therefore ineligible for a death sentence.

The Court of Criminal Appeals issued an order Friday afternoon staying the execution while the judges look into the case. His death was set for Tuesday evening. It would have been the fifth execution in Texas this year.

After Tomlin's death in April 2004, Carter confessed to police that he and LaKeitha Allen broke into Tomlin’s home, bound him with duct tape and robbed him, according to court filings. But he claims he didn’t smother Tomlin and left him bound but alive and talking.    :snip:  

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