Texas Execution Set For Timothy Wayne Adams (PHOTO)

By: Rob Adams - Staff Writer
Published: Feb 23, 2021

Texas Execution Set For Timothy Wayne Adams. The Texas execution set for death row inmate Timothy Wayne Adams. The 42-year-old Houston man was executed for the fatally shooting his 19-month-old son after an hour long standoff with police.

Timothy Wayne Adams received a lethal injection Tuesday evening for the death of son Timothy Jr. He shot the child shot twice at close range after the standoff with a police tactical squad at his family’s apartment. Adams’ execution took place moments after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a final appeal from his attorneys.

According to Prosecutors the slaying was intended as retaliation against his wife for leaving him. Defense attorneys argued the killing was an aberration in an otherwise law-abiding life. Adams shot the toddler twice in the chest.

At his trial, prosecutors called him a man who snapped because he was afraid of losing the child and killed his son because he wanted to punish his wife. That woman, Emma Adams, is one of the family members who was scheduled to witness the execution at the Walls Unit in Huntsville. Adams’ parents, who in the final weeks leading up to the scheduled execution made emotional pleas for their son’s life to be spared, were also scheduled to be among the group of witnesses.


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