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Texas Sets Novermber 12, 2013, Execution Date for Jamie Bruce McCoskey
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Jamie Bruce McCoskey
Jamie Bruce McCoskey

Jamie Bruce McCoskey's execution is scheduled for 6 pm CDT, on November 12, 2013, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.  Forty-nine-year-old McCoskey is convicted of murdering 20-year-old Michael Keith Dwyer on November 13, 1991, in Houston, Texas.  He has spent the past 10 years on Texas’ death row.
 
McCoskey dropped out of school in the 9th grade and worked as a landscaper before his final arrest.  He was in and out of trouble with the law for several years.  He was arrested for kidnapping in Travis County, Texas in January of 1983, and given a 10-year sentence serving six months before being released.  He was arrested again in October of 1984, for violating his parole and served almost three years before being released.  A year after his release, he was arrested again for parole violation in October of 1988.  In 1991, he was released under mandatory supervision.
 
Around 6:15 pm on November 13, 1991, Dwyer and his fiancée had returned from a shopping trip and left the doors open while they unloaded the bags.  They were approached by Jamie McCoskey who showed them a large hunting knife in his jacket.  When asked what he wanted, McCoskey told Dwyer they were going to give him a ride and take him where he wanted to go.  Dwyer agreed, so long as his fiancée was left behind, but McCoskey insisted that they all come.
 
McCoskey begin the drive in the back seat with Dwyer and his fiancée in the front, directing Dwyer to get on the freeway.  McCoskey soon switched spots with the fiancée so that he could escape quickly if the police pulled them over.  During the drive, McCoskey made several contradictory statements about what he was going to the two of them.  He directed Dwyer to exit the freeway and pull over on an embankment.  He ordered the fiancée to handcuff Michael and put him in the trunk of the car  then ordered the fiancée to take off her pants so she would not run away.  McCoskey then began driving the vehicle.
 
During the drive, McCoskey began fondling the girl and tried to make her perform oral sex, but stopped when she started gagging.  He told Dwyer he was going to drop him off with some friends and then take his fiancée back to the apartment.  After he left, he would call the friends to release Dwyer.

As they neared the couple’s apartment, McCoskey changed his mind and drove to an abandoned house where he took Dwyer’s fiancée inside and raped her at knife point.  He then brought in Dwyer who's fiancée had fled from the scene and ran to a nearby house, whose occupant refused to let her in until they saw McCoskey holding a knife.  The fiancée called the police who showed up a short time later.  The police found Dwyer's body.  He had been stabbed two dozen times.  The knife used to stab him was found a few feet away.
 
McCoskey fled the house in Dwyer’s car, but later abandoned it in front of an apartment complex where he once lived.  Police found the car and began searching it.  One of the residents, who had heard the description of the suspect, informed police they were looking for McCoskey.  A short time later, police picked up McCoskey, who was later identified, through a police lineup, by his rape victim.
 
Jamie McCoskey was sentenced to death on March 5, 1993.



Comments:
Here's the problem. The state waited until he killed someone before they did what they should have done in 1984 when he violated his parole. They should have made him serve the entire 10 years.

"He was arrested for kidnapping in January of 1983, and given a 10-year sentence serving six months before being released. He was arrested again in October of 1984, for violating his parole and served almost three years before being released. A year after his release, he was arrested again for parole violation in October of 1988. In 1991, he was released under mandatory supervision."
Posted by Carl Wilson at 11/6/2013 2:22:17 AM

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