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Texas prison escapee convicted of killing officer set to die, member of ‘Texas 7’ jailbreak in 2000

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A three-time convicted robber who helped engineer the biggest prison break in Texas history was set to be executed Wednesday for killing a suburban Dallas police officer while the notorious gang was on the run.

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‘Texas 7’ prison fugitive scheduled for execution

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — One of the fugitives in the notorious "Texas 7" prison gang is set for execution this week for the slaying of a suburban Dallas police officer during the escaped prisoners' holdup of a sporting goods store more than 14 years ago.

Donald Newbury on Wednesday evening would be the third member of the Texas 7 executed since they were hunted down in Colorado six weeks after pulling off the largest prison escape ever in Texas. They broke out of the Connally Unit in South Texas in December 2000.

Texas man accused of setting child on fire

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GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Jurors were told during opening statements of a Houston-area man's capital murder trial that the 8-year-old boy he's accused of setting on fire needed daily operations for months to treat his severe burns.

Prosecutors say 29-year-old Don Collins was 13 in 1998 when he doused the child with gasoline and lit him on fire in Splendora, northeast of Houston.

Robert Middleton was burned across 99 percent of his body.

Customer kills gunman who fired into Houston-area restaurant

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HOUSTON (AP) — A law enforcement investigator dining at a Houston-area restaurant has fatally shot a gunman who opened fire at the eatery.

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Grand jury to examine 2013 shootings at Bowie County ranch

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TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A grand jury will examine the deaths of two people killed in 2013 at a Northeast Texas ranch under mysterious circumstances.

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