The Executed: A Glance at 10 Key Texas Executions

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  • Charlie Brooks
  • Raymond Landry, No. 29
  • Leo Jenkins, No. 105
  • Karla Tucker, No. 145
  • Kenneth McDuff, No. 161
  • Ponchai Wilkerson, No. 210
  • Gary Graham, No. 222
  • Cameron Todd Willingham, No. 320
  • Angel Resendiz, No. 368
  • Kimberly McCarthy, No. 500

Leo Jenkins, No. 105

Feb. 9, 1996: Leo Jenkins, No. 105, whose execution was the first in Texas where relatives or friends of the murder victims in the case were allowed to witness the punishment. Victims' rights supporters had pushed for the change after earlier executions in Texas allowed only friends or relatives of the prisoner to be present. Jenkins was convicted of killing Mark Kelley and his sister, Kara Voss, during a robbery at their family-owned pawn shop in Houston. Their parents were among those watching Jenkins die. (Photo: AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice, File)

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