Texas executes prisoner linked to 4 murders, at least 9 rapes

This undated file photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows death row inmate Danny Bible.


A Texas man accused of four murders and at least nine rapes was executed Wednesday after the Supreme Court rejected his lawyers’ appeal to stop the death penalty on the basis of health problems.

Danny Paul Bible, 66, received a lethal injection Wednesday evening for the 1979 rape and murder of the 20-year-old Inez Deaton, a case that remained unsolved for two decades until the Bible professed.

Deaton’s body was found on the banks of a Houston bayou.

Bible for the lawyers is a last-ditch attempt to stop the execution after an appeal to the Supreme court an hour before he was put to death, with the argument that he is too sick for lethal injections. They claimed that his multiple health problems, it was likely his punishment would be botched and him in extreme pain.

The convicted killer’s lawyers suggested he be rolled up in his wheelchair in front of a firing squad or be administered nitrogen gas to cut off oxygen to his brain. Prosecutors said none of these alternatives was possible, or the legal department.

His appeal was denied. There were no apparent complications during the implementation of the Wednesday.

Bible version marks the seventh this year in Texas.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @PaulinaDedaj.

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