TribLIVE

| USWorld


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Texas inmate executed for fatal robbery

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 8:39 p.m.
 

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A Texas death row inmate convicted of killing a fellow drug dealer while robbing him outside of a Waco convenience store 10 years ago was executed on Tuesday.

Carroll Joe Parr's attorneys didn't file any last-minute court appeals, but Parr himself filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his punishment, arguing his legal help at his trial was deficient. Earlier Tuesday, the same appeal was denied by a judge in his trial court in Waco.

Prosecutors said Parr, 35, killed 18-year-old Joel Dominguez on Jan. 11, 2003. Parr and a friend, Earl Whiteside, went to rob Dominguez after Parr bought $2,500 worth of marijuana earlier that day.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Nation

  1. House OKs bill to address border crisis
  2. Defense spending cuts a ‘strategic misstep,’ panel warns in Pentagon review
  3. Cantor to leave House early
  4. Poll: Iraq, Afghanistan wars failures
  5. Obama’s plan could keep millions of immigrants in U.S. illegally
  6. Obama concedes CIA ‘torture’ but still supports embattled director
  7. Bristol, Va., museum lauds ‘hillbilly’ music
  8. Law enforcement, intelligence agencies want to ‘like’ you on social media
  9. CIA chief’s job could be at risk over Senate probe
  10. Sudanese Christians thankful for freedom
  11. Treatment, not trial, for girl, 12, held in stabbing
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.