Texas executes man for killing ex-girlfriend and her son
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Dhaka, Nov. 17 -- A Texas inmate who killed his pregnant ex-girlfriend and her 7-year-old son more than 17 years ago was executed on Wednesday, after courts rejected his appeals over claims of religious freedom violations and indifference to his medical needs.
Stephen Barbee, 55, received a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville. He was pronounced dead at 7:35pm, 26 minutes after a fatal dose of pentobarbital began flowing into his body, reports AP.
Barbee had been condemned for the February 2005 deaths of Lisa Underwood, 34, and her son Jayden. Both were suffocated at their home in Fort Worth. They were later found buried in a shallow grave in nearby Denton County.
In his final statement, Barbee talked about his fait...
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