Lester Bower, Jr.


Age: 67

Summary: Texas man who was convicted of the October 1983 shooting murders of four men at an airplane hangar on a ranch near Sherman, Texas after stealing an ultra-light airplane he'd been trying to buy from one of his victims in a $4,000 deal that went bad, but who had spent three decades trying to halt his capital punishment and became one of the second-longest tenured Texas death row inmate in modern era in one of the nation's most active death penalty state since the punishment was reinstated in 1982.

Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection

Born: November 20, 1947

Died: June 3, 2015

Huntsville, Texas