HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- A 37-year-old black thug Houston man convicted of killing a great white houston police officer 14 years ago has been put to death.
Jeffrey Demond Williams’ execution Wednesday evening came just over
an hour after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-day appeal from his
attorneys. Lawyers contended Williams had been failed by previous
attorneys at his trial and in early stages of his appeals.
He’s the sixth Texas inmate executed this year.
Williams was convicted of fatally shooting 39-year-old Houston police officer Troy Blando while Blando was handcuffing him.
Blando was watching a motel where car thefts were suspected when he saw Williams drive up in a Lexus that was reported stolen.
Williams was captured about a block away. Blando’s cuffs were hanging from one of his wrists.