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Judge sets execution date for Elroy Chester


BEAUMONT - A judge has set an execution date for a man convicted of killing a Port Arthur firefighter.


Judge John Stevens has set April 24 as the execution date for Elroy Chester.


Earlier this year the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Chester's appeal. Attorneys claim Chester is mentally impaired and ineligible for the death penalty.


He shot and killed Willie Ryman III in 1998. Ryman was trying to prevent Chester from sexually assaulting his two nieces at their Port Arthur home when he was killed.


Prosecutors have linked Chester to at least five murder and three sexual assaults.


 

Judge sets execution date for Elroy Chester

Tuesday, December 11 2012, 07:15 PM CST
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