Terry Edwards, Texas

 

Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2017 11:36 pm EST

Terry Edwards has been executed by the state of Texas. Read more here.

Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:44 pm EST

The Supreme Court of the United States has rejected the request to stay the execution of Terry Edwards. The execution will begin shortly.

Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2017 9:33 pm EST

The Supreme Court of the United States has still not issued their ruling on Terry's appeal. His execution warrant expires at midnight CST, meaning that if the Supreme Court does not rule before then, Texas cannot carry out the execution and a new execution warrant would have to be issued.

Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2017 7:13 pm EST

 

Terry is appealing his execution to the Supreme Court of the United States. The execution will not be carried out until the Supreme Court rules.

 

Updated: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 10:52 am EST

 

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has rejected a request to stay the execution of Terry Darnell Edwards. Terry's lawyers are arguing that he was not the person responsible for the deaths during the robbery. The court rejected the argument.

 

Updated: Monday, January 23, 2017 2:59 pm EST

 

Terry Darnell Edwards is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm CST, on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. Forty-two-year-old Terry is convicted of murdering 34-year-old Tommy Walker and 26-year-old Mickell Goodwin on July 8, 2002, in Dallas, Texas. Terry has spent the last 12 years of his life on Texas’ death row.

 

Terry graduated from high school. Prior to his arrest he worked as a carpenter, laborer, and warehouseman. Terry had previously been arrested, convicted, and served time for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and theft of property. He was paroled in 1999.

 

In early June of 2002, Terry Edwards was fired from his job at a Subway sandwich shop in Dallas, Texas, allegedly for stealing money. On the morning of July 8, 2002, Terry returned to the store, along with his cousin Kirk Edwards. Kirk was armed. Terry and Kirk ordered the people in the store to lie down, while they stole the security camera footage and money. Tommy Walker and Mickell Goodwin were the two employees working. They were both shot in the head from inches away.

 

Terry was arrested later that day while trying to dispose of the weapon. He denied being the trigger man, instead claiming that a man named T-Bone had shot Tommy and Mickell and later gave Terry the gun.

 

Michael Weast also testified at Terry's trial. Michael was employed at another Subway shop in Fort Worth, Texas when, on April 26, 2002, two men, later identified as Terry and Kirk entered the store as Michael was preparing to leave. Michael testified that the two men had a weapon and stole video surveillance tape. As the Terry and Kirk left the store, they almost ran down an uniformed deputy sheriff who attempted to stop them.

 

Terry and Kirk were both convicted. Terry received a death sentence. Kirk was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

 

Terry was scheduled to be executed earlier this year on May 11, 2016. His execution was rescheduled to October 19, 2016. That executed was then rescheduled to January 26, 2017. The reason for the first delay was due to receiving new lawyers. The second delay was due to his new lawyers being absent leading up to the execution.

 

Please pray for peace and healing for the families of Tommy Walker and Mickell Goodwin. Please pray for strength for the family of Terry. Please pray that if Terry is innocent, lacks the competency to be executed, or should not be executed for any other reason, that evidence will be presented prior to his execution. Please pray that Terry may come to find peace through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, if he has not already.

 

 

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