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Chaos erupts, 2 arrested during Texas execution

Robert and Zelda Vicha
the U.S. Supreme Court
The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles

Billie Wayne Coble
Gordon Wayne Coble
Dalton Coble
Bobby Vicha
Karen Vicha
J.R. Vicha
Bobby Vicha's
Barry Johnson
A. Richard Ellis


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He gasped several times and began snoring as the lethal dose of drug was being administered inside the death chamber at the state penitentiary in Huntsville.He was pronounced dead 11 minutes later, at 6:24 p.m. His son and grandson, later identified as 45-year-old Gordon Wayne Coble and 21-year-old Dalton Coble, were arrested on charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.The 70-year-old Billie Wayne Coble was the oldest inmate executed by Texas since the state resumed carrying out capital punishment in 1982.He was convicted nearly three decades ago for the August 1989 shooting deaths of Robert and Zelda Vicha, and their son, Bobby Vicha. Richard Ellis, told the courts that Coble suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from his time as a Marine during the Vietnam War. Ellis argued that Coble was convicted, in part, because of misleading testimony from two prosecution expert witnesses on whether he would be a future danger.Coble was the third inmate put to death this year in the U.S. and the second in Texas, the nation's busiest capital punishment state.J.R. Vicha, 40, still lives in the Waco area.

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