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PROCEDURAL HISTORY Frances Elaine Newton (April 12, 1965 September 14, 2005) was executed by lethal injection in the state of Texas for the April 7, 1987 murder of her husband, Adrian, 23, her son, Alton, 7, and daughter, Farrah, 21 months.
All three victims were shot with a .25 caliber pistol which belonged to a man that Newton had at the time been seeing.
It turned down another appeal on September 9 for writ of habeas corpus. The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles voted 7-0 on September 12 not to recommend that her sentence be commuted to life imprisonment, despite evidence raising doubt about her guilt and a letter from her husband's parents asking that her life be spared.
The same day the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit refused an appeal of her sentence.
Prosecutors cited these facts as the basis for her motive.
Two hours before her first scheduled execution on December 1, 2004, Texas Governor Rick Perry granted a 120-day reprieve to allow more time to test forensic evidence in the case.
On August 24, 2005, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals turned down a motion for a stay of execution.There were also conflicting reports as to whether a second gun was recovered from the scene; ballistics reports appeared to demonstrate that a gun recovered by law enforcement and allegedly connected to Newton after the offense was the murder weapon.A relative of Newton who was incarcerated shortly after the murders claimed a person he shared a cell with boasted of killing the family.Newton and her cousin were at the location when the deputy arrived.Earlier in the evening, Newton took a blue bag out of her car and put it in an abandoned house which belonged to her parents.