Grayson Co. death row inmate gouges out other eye, eats it

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email
HUNTSVILLE, TX ― A Grayson County man sentenced to die for killing his wife, her daughter and their son, gouged out his other eye in prison last month.

Andre Thomas

HUNTSVILLE, TX ― A Grayson County man sentenced to die for killing his wife, her daughter and their son, gouged out his other eye in prison last month.

According to the warden at the state prison in Huntsville, death row inmate Andre Thomas gouged out his left eye in early December and then ate it.

Five days after the murders in March 2004, Thomas gouged out his right eye inside a Grayson County jail cell after reading a Bible verse.

The state's top Criminal Appeals Court upheld Thomas' conviction and death sentence back in October of 2008.

Thomas is now in a psychiatric prison facility in Richmond, Texas.

No execution date has been set.


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  • by hang him high Location: sherman on Jan 18, 2009 at 07:02 PM
    ok kxii don't you think we have heard enough about this sick s. o. b. get on with something else. please take this off the air NOW
  • by OMGsh Location: Cooke County on Jan 18, 2009 at 03:24 PM
    Unbelievable.............
  • by Anonymous on Jan 16, 2009 at 01:40 PM
    Take this story off already....who cares!!!
  • by Colton Location: Kingston on Jan 16, 2009 at 09:35 AM
    Even Ray Charles could see that this guy is MESSED UP!(Hang him)
  • by Stormi Location: Denison on Jan 15, 2009 at 08:25 PM
    Lisa in Sherman, obviously you do not know the Hughes family as well as you thought, you did not know that Leyah's father also had 3 other children, 2 daughters & a son prior to her birth. Point blank these people would still be alive to this day & if the "Husbands" in this case would have been at home taking care of their own family, instead of disrupting another man's family!!! And for the record, the surviving Hughes children they were little only 6, 3 & 2, it could have been them as well, think!!! It's just not about ANDRE!!! WHAT ABOUT THE SUFFERING SURVIVING CHILDREN???? MAY GOD EASE THEIR PAIN!!!!
  • by Texas Location: Texas on Jan 15, 2009 at 04:30 PM
    Okay people, the mentally ill still have rights and one of those rights is whether they choose to take their medication or not. If they choose to discontinue their meds, become psychotic because of their choice, and kill someone or several people while they are psychotic, they still need to be reponsible for their actions. Many people with mental illness choose to stop taking their medication for various reasons. The state mainstreams mentally ill patients when they are stablized on the meds. The result of the state mainstreaming the mentally ill and them having the right to stop their meds is city, country, and state jails are homes for many who are mentally ill.
  • by OOTO Location: Texoma on Jan 15, 2009 at 09:41 AM
    Oh dookey, you are "muy terrible." (And if you don't know where that quote came from, might I suggest watching a little more Family Guy.)
  • by Jama on Jan 14, 2009 at 09:26 PM
    No fear Folks----Obama will save him!!!!
  • by dookey on Jan 14, 2009 at 02:25 PM
    He was tired of his shower boyfriend Bubba looking into his eyes !!!!!
  • by John Location: texoma on Jan 14, 2009 at 06:10 AM
    I really wish people would do a little research or get the facts right before they go mouthing off. Andre has tried to kill himself on 3 separate occassions. The state saved him....so they can spend the time, money and effort to kill him themselves. Also FYI, it is much more $$$$ to kill someone than keep them alive for the rest of their lives....go look it up if you don't believe me. BTW, Andre has also tried to waive all of his appeals so he can die. Now is the problem with Andre or our system??!!! If you feel so strongly about this then DO SOMETHING about it--write your state representative, write something worthwhile and worth reading.
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