Keith Thurmond, Texas
The state of Texas executed Keith Steven Thurmond on March 7, 2012. Keith was pronounced dead at 6:22 local time, inside the Walls Unit execution chamber of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. Keith was 52 years of age. He was executed for the murder of his wife, 32-year-old Sharon Anne Thurmond, from whom he was separated, and Sharon’s boyfriend, 36-year-old Guy Sean Fernandez, on September 25, 2001, in Magnolia, Texas. Keith spent the last 10 years of his life on Texas’ death row.
Keith alleged that he was abused as a child. He had no previous criminal history, although former girlfriends testified at trial that he became abusive and controlling a few months into their relationship. On the day of the murder, Keith was informed that he lost custody of his son to Sharon, who lived across the street with Guy. Before his arrest, Keith was a master mechanic, air conditioning technician, and laborer.
Please pray for peace and healing for the families of Sharon Thurmond and Guy Fernandez. Please pray for the family of Keith Thurmond.
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