Weather Aware conditions continue overnight due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 7 a.m. for the northernmost portions of Texoma including Atoka, Coal, Johnston, Murray and Pontotoc Counties Beware of flooded road-ways and never drive around barricades or into water more than six inches deep. High rainfall rates may reduce visibility and also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Turn around, don’t drown! Rain ends NW to SE during the day Thursday.
9-15-05 - Her mom and dad watched through a window, along with a brother and sister, and at the last second it appeared Frances Newton tried to say something to them.
Then the lethal drugs hit.
Eight minutes later, Newton was pronounced dead, executed Wednesday evening for the slayings of her husband and two children 18 years ago at their Houston apartment.
The 40-year-old Newton became the 13th Texas inmate executed this year, the third woman and first black woman put to death since the state resumed carrying out capital punishment in 1982.
She also became the 11th woman executed in the United States since the Supreme Court in 1976 allowed the death penalty to resume.