Texas Death Row Inmate Justen Hall Scheduled to be Executed for 2002 Murder

HOUSTON (WBAP/KLIF News) – Texas is set to execute it’s eight inmate this year.

Justen Hall, a 38-year-old white supremacist gang member, is set to die by lethal injection Wednesday night.

He was condemned in 2005 for the October 2002 murder of 29-year-old Melanie Billhartz.

Prosecutors said Hall strangled her with an extension cord from his drug house in El Paso and buried her body in the New Mexico desert.

The Associated Press reports, Hall’s attorneys had argued their client was not competent in an effort to stop the execution.

A judge denied that request last month and no other appeals have been filed.

Hall would be the 19th inmate executed in the United States this year.

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