Friday, April 4
(Huntsville, TX) -- Texas is wasting little time putting to death the killer of a young girl. The state executed Tommy Sells Thursday shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled officials didn't have to reveal who sold the execution drugs to them. Sells was on death row for killing a 13-year-old in 1999. He attempted to get his execution delayed by claiming his Eighth Amendment rights were being violated because the state wouldn't say what drug company it bought the drugs from. A federal judge's ruling on Wednesday in favor of Sells was quickly overturned by the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Sells is the fifth person to be executed by Texas this year.