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Convicted Killer Faces Execution Tonight For Houston Murders

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Preston Hughes (Credit: AP)

A man faces execution tonight for the fatal stabbings of a teenage girl and her three-year-old cousin in Houston 24 years ago.

Preston Hughes insists he’s innocent in the murders of Shandra Charles and Marcell Taylor. Jason Clark is with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Hughes and his attorneys had numerous appeals in the courts to block tonight’s execution. A San Antonio man was executed last night for the 2001 rape and murder of a woman.


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