HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Fort Worth man condemned for smothering an 89-year-old man and robbing him of some $6,000 in 2004 has received an execution date.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark said Friday the agency has received notice that a judge in Tarrant County set Feb. 7 for 36-year-old Tilon Lashon Carter's lethal injection.
The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year refused an appeal for Carter. He was condemned for the robbery and slaying of James Tomlin. Evidence showed Tomlin, a retired Bell Helicopter worker, kept cash in containers scattered around his Fort Worth home.
Prosecutors portrayed Carter as a longtime criminal. They also tied him to a fatal shooting at a drug house.
Carter's among at least five Texas death row inmates with execution dates in the coming months.