Texas Executes First of Eight Planned Executions This Year

This 29 February, 2000, photo shows the "death cha

A man who murdered his wife in 2005 is the first Texas death row inmate to be executed in 2020.

John Gardner was a violent husband who had taunted his wife by holding a gun to her several times before the night he shot Tammy.

Gardner had shot his previous wife when she was pregnant, killing her and the baby.

Wednesday night 64 year old John Gardner begged forgiveness before he was administered a lethal injection.

Seven more executions are scheduled to take place in Texas in the months ahead.

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