Texas Man Convicted Of Killing Twin Sisters, 16, Loses Death Row Appeal

A Texas death row inmate convicted of killing two 16-year-old twin sisters more than two decades ago has moved a step closer to the death chamber.

Garcia White (Texas prison photo)

HOUSTON (April 2, 2013)—Garcia Glen White, 50, of Houston, who was sent to death row for the slayings of 16-year-old twin sisters more than 23 years ago, has lost an appeal at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

White was sentenced to die for the stabbing deaths of Annette and Bernette Edwards.

Testimony showed he went to their Houston home to smoke crack with their mother, Bonita, who also was stabbed to death.

He also was linked to two other Houston killings, including a convenience store slaying in 1995 that led to his arrest for the then-unsolved Edwards slayings.

White unsuccessfully argued in appeals his jury selection, jury instructions, his statements to police and the punishment charge were all improper.

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