Woman executed for the murder of her fifth husband

February 24, 2000Huntsville, TexasBetty Lou Beets is executed for the murder of her fifth husband, Jimmy Don Beets Jimmy Don was reported missing on August 6, 1983; his boat was found adrift on a lake near his Gun Barrel City, Texas home on August 12. On board were Jimmy Don’s fishing license, a life jacket,…

Man executed for the murders of his step-daughters

February 7, 2007Huntsville, TexasJames Lewis Jackson is executed for the murders of his step-daughters On April 9, 1997, a co-worker of Sharon Jackson (39) became concerned when Sharon failed to give her a ride to work as planned. The co-worker called Sharon’s sister who, accompanied by her mother, went to Sharon’s home. Inside were the…