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Texas execution today: Larry Swearingen gets a lethal injection for 1998 when he killed college student Melissa Trotter

This undated photo of the Texas Department of Justice shows Larry Swearingen. Texas Dept. criminal justice A Texas inmate who argued his conviction was based on junk science was executed on Wednesday for abducting, rape and killing a college student from a suburb of Houston more than 20 years ago. Larry Swearingen, 48, received a lethal injection at Huntsville State …

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