April Execution Date Set For Oldest Texas Death Row Inmate


(AP) — Prosecutors say the oldest Texas death row inmate is set for an April execution for killing a Houston police officer more than 30 years ago.

A Houston state judge scheduled 77-year-old Carl Wayne Buntion’s execution for April 21 during a Tuesday court hearing. Buntion had been on parole for just six weeks when he shot and killed 37-year-old Houston officer James Irby during a June 1990 traffic stop.

Buntion, who had an extensive criminal record, was a passenger in the car that Irby pulled over.

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