George Whitaker III

 

Age: 37

 

Summary: Texas man sentenced to death for gunning down 16-year-old Shakeitha Carrier, the younger sister of his former girlfriend, during a murderous rampage against the family that also left Carrier's mother and 5-year-old sister seriously wounded at their eastern Houston home in 1994, who was said to have been despondent about the breakup with the slain girl's older sister about two months before the murder, and who had exhausted his appeals and lost clemency bid, clearing the way for him to become the 16th Texas inmate executed this year.

 

 

Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection

 

Born: November 21, 1970

 

Died: November 12, 2008

 

Location: Huntsville, Texas