Marion Dudley

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Marion Dudley, photo from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Marion Butler Dudley (May 13, 1972 – January 25, 2006) was an American murderer who was executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas for a robbery and shooting that resulted in the deaths of four people. He was born in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

The crime[edit]

Dudley was convicted in the murders of four people shot during a drug deal at a Houston residence on June 20, 1992. Dudley and two accomplices had gone to the home of Jose and Rachel Tovar to buy three kilograms of cocaine when they decided to rob them of their drugs and money. Six people were bound and shot by Dudley and his accomplices. By the time police arrived, three of the victims were dead: Jose Tovar, Jessica Quinones (who was seven months pregnant), and Frank Farias. Of the three survivors, one, Audrey Brown, later died in a hospital, making the total number of murder victims four. The remaining two survivors identified Dudley and his accomplices as their attackers.

Accomplices[edit]

Arthur "Squirt" Brown, Jr.[1] (not related to victim Audrey Brown) was convicted of capital murder sentenced to death. As of October 2007, he was still on death row.[2]

Antonio Lamone Dunson was convicted of capital murder and given a life sentence. As of October 2007, he is still in prison and eligible for parole in 2027.[3]

Execution[edit]

Dudley was executed by lethal injection on January 25, 2006 in Huntsville, Texas. He became the first person to be executed by the state of Texas in 2006.

When asked if he had a final statement to make, he ignored the warden and kept his eyes shut. Taken as a decline, the drugs were administered and eight minutes later at 6:16 p.m., he was pronounced dead.

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