Preston Hughes III
Summary: Texas death row inmate who was convicted of the brutal stabbing deaths of 16-year-old LaShandra Charles and her 3-year-old cousin Marcell Taylor during an apparent botched abduction attempt outside a vacant field near an apartment complex in Houston, Texas in 1988, but who had repeatedly proclaimed his innocence for the crime ever since claiming that the police had planted evidence and coerced his confessions.
Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection
Born: December 24, 1965
Died: November 15, 2012
Location: Huntsville, Texas