Richard Tabler, whose threatening calls from a smuggled cellphone prompted an unprecedented lockdown of the Texas prison system five years ago, is asking to end his court appeals and be executed.
“My victim’s family members are being denied the justice they deserve” Tabler, 34, said in a letter to the American-Statesman received Tuesday. The letter parallels an Aug. 13 request he made to the federal court that is handling his appeal in a Killeen double murder case.
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