TX Inmate Who Killed Guard In Escape Attempt To Be Executed

(Austin, TX) -- The state of Texas is getting ready to execute another death row inmate. Jerry Martin will be put to death by lethal injection this evening. The 43-year-old Martin was convicted of killing a correctional officer during a 2007 prison escape attempt. Barring any unforeseen delays, Martin will become the 16th inmate executed in Texas this year. That's the most of any state in 2013.