LIST: Scheduled executions in Texas

TYLER, Texas (KETK) - A Texas man is scheduled to be executed on Thursday for the death of a prison guard.

Robert Pruett, 38, who was already serving a 99-year sentence for killing his neighbor, stabbed corrections officer Daniel Nagle multiple times with a metal rod at the McConnell Unit, near San Antonio, on December 17,1999. The autopsy report showed Officer Nagle died from a heart attack as a result of the assault.

This will be the state's sixth exection of 2017.

Other scheduled executions include:

Anthony Shore, 55
Execution Date: October 18, 2017

Offense(s): On September 26,1986, Shore kidnapped a 15-year-old white female in Harris County and strangled her to death with a cord. Shore then dumped the victim's body behind a Ninfa's Restaurant.

On April 16, 1992, Shore kidnapped a 21-year-old Hispanic female in Harris County, sexually assaulted her and strangled her to death with a cord. Shore then dumped the victim's body behind a Dairy Queen Restaurant.

On October 19, 1993, Shore entered the home of a 14-year-old female, bound and sexually assaulted her before strangled her to death. Shore then fled the scene on foot.

On August 7, 1994, Shore kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 9-year-old female causing her death. Shore then dumped the victim's body behind an abandoned commercial building.

On July 6, 1995, Shore kidnapped a 16-year-old Hispanic female and sexually assaulted her causing her death. Shore then dumped the victim's body in a field.

Clinton Young, 34
Execution Date: October 26, 2017

Offense(s): In November 2001, Young fatally shot a 41-year-old white male and a 52-year-old white male. Both victims were murdered for the use of their vehicles and both incidents occurred within a 48-hour period.

Ruben Cardenas, 47
Execution Date: November 8, 2017

Offense(s): On February 22, 1997, in Edinburg, Cardenas and a co-defendant committed the offense of capital murder against a 16-year-old Hispanic female. Cardenas entered the victim's residence through a window, tied her up with duct tape, then put her in a vehicle with the co-defendant and drove to a remote location. Cardenas raped the victim, beat her severely with his fists, and strangled her, causing her death. Cardenas dumped her body into a nearby canal.

Larry Swearingen, 46
Execution Date: November 16, 2017

Offense(s): On December 8, 1998, Swearingen kidnapped and strangled a 19-year-old white female.

Juan Castillo, 36
Execution Date: December 14, 2017

Offense(s): On December 3, 2003, in Bexar County, Castillo and three co-defendants fatally shot a 19-yea-old Hispanic male after demanding his money.

William Rayford, 64
Execution Date: January 30, 2018

Offense(s): On November 16, 1999, in Dallas, Rayford murdered a 44-year-old black female by strangulation, stabbing and blunt force. Rayford took the victim's body and threw it into a nearby creek. The murder took place in the home of the victim and was witnessed by her 11 and 14-year-old sons.


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