April 25th, 2013
08:29 PM ET

Texas executes man convicted of 2002 abduction, killing

(CNN) - Texas executed Richard Cobb on Thursday for the 2002 abduction and killing of a man outside of the town of Rusk, southeast of Dallas, the state Department of Criminal Justice said.
Cobb was convicted of kidnapping Kenneth Vandever, 37, during an armed robbery at an convenience store and then shooting him and leaving him for dead in a field.
Cobb was the fourth person to be executed in Texas this year.

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  1. banasy©

    One a month.

    April 25, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bambi

    How very sad. No winners in this story. Especially the victim. I dont like the death penalty but the law knows best.

    April 25, 2013 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. stuart

    Hi bambi. Thats right no winners here. But justice was done.

    April 25, 2013 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. vikingwoman

    Shoot, we execute people in Texas practically every other week! Why is this guy worthy of an article??

    April 26, 2013 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |