Billy Joe Wardlow had no criminal record. A Texas jury convicted Billy Joe Wardlow in 1995 of killing a man while stealing his pick-up truck, which is not in doubt, but his death sentence should be commuted to life in prison. He was 18 when he shot and killed an 82-year old East Texas man in 1993 during a struggle as he tried to steal the man’s car. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to stop the 45-year-old man’s execution. Billy Joe Wardlow was put to death at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the June 1993 killing of Carl Cole at his home in Cason, about 130 miles east of Dallas in the East Texas piney woods, near the Louisiana and Arkansas borders. Billy Joe Wardlow at the Allan B. Polunsky Unit, which houses inmates who are awaiting execution on Texas' death row, in 2019. Wardlow was 18 when he killed 82-year-old Carl Cole in Cason. Billy Joe Wardlow, who is forty-five and has been on death row in Texas since he was twenty, is scheduled to be executed on July 8th. Billy Joe Wardlow, 45, is set to be put to death at 6 p.m. (2300 GMT) at the state's execution chamber in Huntsville for the murder of Carl Cole, 82, in 1993. Billy Joe Wardlow, who is forty-five and has been on death row in Texas since he was twenty, is scheduled to be executed on July 8th. Billy Joe Wardlow shot and killed an 82-year-old man when he was 18. Nearly 30 years later, the state still wants his. Billy Joe Wardlow on death row in Texas after learning that the date for his execution had been set. I was a reporter for the Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune in Mount Pleasant, Texas. After 25 years on death row, Wardlow, aided by neuroscientists, is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that at 18, he was too young to face Texas’ death penalty. 17-70029 BILLY JOE WARDLOW, FILED October 22, 2018 Lyle W. Cayce Clerk Petitioner - Appellant v. Wardlow would be the third inmate in Texas and the seventh in the United States to be executed in 2020. Wardlow was injected with a lethal dose of pentobarbital and pronounced dead at 6:52 p.m. It was the state's first execution since the coronavirus swept through the state. When he was eighteen, he shot and killed an eighty-two-year-old man named Carl Cole, while stealing Cole’s truck from his … The U.S. Supreme … Wardlow has shown exemplary behavior and has gone as far as acting as … Billy Joe Wardlow was 18 years, 6 months, and 19 days old on June 14, 1993, the morning he and his girlfriend, Tonya Fulfer, set out to steal Carl Cole's Chevy Silverado. Texas has executed more prisoners than any other state since the U.S Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. The murderer was executed by the state of Texas last week, 25 years after he killed a man and stole his truck. I was a relatively young reporter when I first met Billy Joe. Billy Joe Wardlow, who is forty-five and has been on death row in Texas since he was twenty, is scheduled to be executed on July 8th. June 15, 2020 https://www.tdcj.texas.gov/death_row/dr_info/wardlowbilly.html Billy Joe Wardlow: RIP: As the Texas Tribune (Reporter Jolie McCullough) reports: "The state of Texas executed Billy Joe Wardlow on Wednesday night for a 1993 East Texas robbery and murder. Billy Joe Wardlow finally ran out of time. Billy Joe Wardlow, 45, is to be put to death for the the robbery and murder of a 82-year-old man in 1993. On Tuesday, Texas broke its single day record with over 10,000 new infections. Billy Joe Wardlow was put to death at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the June 1993 killing of Carl Cole at his home in Cason, about 130 miles east of Dallas in the East Texas piney woods, near the Louisiana and Arkansas borders. He was the 570th person Texas has executed since the Supreme Court reinstituted the death penalty in 1976. When he was 18, in 1993, Billy Joe Wardlow shot and killed an 82-year-old man named Carl Cole during a robbery in Cason, Texas, a rundown town of fewer than 200 people in the state’s rural northeast corner. In their minds the theft would be the first step toward a new life, one far from the parents who had hurt them and the poverty they'd known in rural Northeast Texas. But he says the fact that his brain was still developing at the time should bar his execution and, by implication, more than 40 others, too. _____ On Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit _____ PETITION FOR WRIT OF … Billy Joe Wardlow: Texas: Sentencing young offenders to death: A terrible day: (Unless, as they should, the state or the courts intervene. Wardlow would be Case: 17-70029 Document: 00514691099 Page: 1 Date Filed: 10/22/2018 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit No. When he was eighteen, he shot and killed an eighty-two-year-old man named Carl Cole, while stealing Cole’s truck from his home, in the poor hamlet of Cason, in northeast … BILLY JOE WARDLOW, Petitioner, v. LORIE DAVIS, Director, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Correctional Institutions Division, Respondent. Billy Joe Wardlow, 45, was executed at the state penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas, and was pronounced dead at 6:52 p.m., some 24 minutes after the lethal dose of sedative pentobarbital was administered, The Texas Tribune reported. Take action now to oppose the upcoming execution of Billy Joe Wardlow in the state of Texas. On Wednesday evening, Texas plans to execute Billy Joe Wardlow for a 1993 East Texas robbery and murder. Texas executed Billy Joe Wardlow on Wednesday evening at Huntsville State Penitentiary for the 1993 murder of an 82-year-old man. Texas is the capital of capital punishment. Billy Joe Wardlow, 45, is set to be put to death at 6 p.m. (2300 GMT) at the state's execution chamber in Huntsville for the murder of Carl Cole, 82, in 1993. Billy Joe Wardlow was put to death at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the June 1993 killing of Carl Cole at his home in Cason, about 130 miles (209 kilometers) east of Dallas in the East Texas piney woods, near the Louisiana and Arkansas borders. Bloomberg Law. His lawyers are hoping the swell of the coronaviruspandemic and Wardlow’s young age at the time of the crime will persuade the courts or the governor to stop it. Texas has executed more prisoners than any other state since the U.S Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. BILLY JOE WARDLOW, Petitioner, v. STATE OF TEXAS, Respondent. 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