WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) - A federal judge says the state of
Texas must give condemned serial killer Faryion Wardrip a new
punishment trial or agree to life in prison.
Friday's judgment agreed with a decision a U.S. magistrate judge
made in 2008 recommending that the death penalty be overturned
because of ineffective defense.
Wardrip was sentenced to death in 1999 for the 1984 stabbing
death of 20-year-old Terry Sims.
The Wichita Falls Times Record News reports that he has also
received three stacked life sentences for the deaths of three other
A call to the Texas Attorney General's Office was not
immediately returned Saturday night.