Updated: February 13, 2019
Please pray for these men and women. Pray for salvation if unsaved, peace if saved, and that the innocent shall be revealed before they are executed. "The Lord is slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance." (2 Peter 3:9 ESV).
Updated: Monday, February 18, 2019 11:44 am EST
Billie (Billy) Wayne Coble is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm CST, on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. Seventy-year-old Billie is convicted of the murder of Waco Police Sgt. Bobby Vicha and his parents Robert and Zelda Vicha, on August 29, 1989, in Axtell, Texas. Billies has spent the last 29 years on Texas’ death row.
Billie was born in Texas. He graduated from high school and had two years of higher education. Billie worked as an electrician prior to his arrest.
In July 1988, Billie Coble married his third wife, Karen Vicha. They lived across from Karen’s parents, Robert and Zelda Vicah, and down the road from Karen’s brother, Waco Police Sgt. Bobby Vicha. After one year marriage, Karen told Coble to move out and that she wanted a divorce. Coble attempted to persuade her numerous times to change her mind, including randomly calling her and showing up at her work place.