A Texas death row inmate was executed Wednesday for fatally stabbing an 89-year-old woman and her daughter more than 16 years ago after entering their Fort Worth home under the pretense of doing some work for them. Billy Jack Crutsinger, 64, received a lethal injection Wednesday evening at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the 2003 killings of Pearl Magouirk and her 71-year-old daughter Patricia Syren.
Authorities said Crutsinger killed the two women and stole Syren’s car and credit card. Crutsinger was arrested three days later at a bar in Galveston, more than 300 miles away.
In a final statement that lasted four minutes, Crutsinger thanked three friends who witnessed the execution.