First execution of the year set in murders stemming from fake drug deal

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A man convicted in a 2005 double murder over fake drugs is set to be executed Wednesday evening, the first person this year in Texas and the United States. Christopher Wilkins, now 48, shot and killed Willie Freeman and Mike Silva in Fort Worth in October 2005 because Freeman had sold him gravel, claiming it was cocaine, and laughed at him for it, according to Wilkins' testimony from his trial. After continuing to do drugs with Freeman for a few weeks afterward, Silva was driving the men to pick up guns when Wilkins shot them both from the backseat, then stole the car. "I've been in the game l...

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