Summary: former Texas Tech graduate student-turned-murderer who was convicted for the January 31, 2001 double murders of the university's associate dean Douglas Birdsall and his girlfriend's 18-year-old sister Viola Ross McVade whose bodies were found shot dead inside a parked car near a ravine in Lubbock, Texas but who had received attention in Sweden after he agreed to be part of a special theme week about the death penalty in the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet that covered his case and his last days alive before his scheduled execution date.
Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection
Born: September 4, 1971
Died: July 18, 2013
Location: Huntsville, Texas