Houston man set to die for robbery-slaying

TEXAS EXECUTION
Houston man set to die for robbery-slaying
Execution set for after 6 p.m. CDT

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Condemned prisoner Franklin Dewayne
Alix was headed to the Texas death chamber for fatally shooting a
Houston man during a robbery.
The 34-year-old Alix faced lethal injection Tuesday evening for
the death of 23-year-old Eric Bridgeford. Prosecutors say Alix shot
Bridgeford during a 6-month crime rampage 12 years ago.
Bridgeford was shot when he walked in on Alix robbing
Bridgeford's sister's home after Alix had abducted and raped the
sister.
Alix's lawyer says appeals were exhausted and he anticipated no
last-day legal maneuvers in the courts to try to delay the
punishment.
The execution would be the fifth this year in Texas, more than
any other state.


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