Texas to execute man for slaying of Dallas real estate agent

HOUSTON (AP) — A man who fatally stabbed a real estate agent inside a model home in suburban Dallas faces execution, more than 16 years after the slaying.

Kosoul Chanthakoummane is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Wednesday evening at the state penitentiary in Huntsville. He was a North Carolina parolee in July 2006 when he killed 40-year-old Sarah Walker, who was found stabbed more than 30 times in a model home in McKinney, about 30 miles north of Dallas.

Prosecutors say he beat and stabbed Walker before stealing her Rolex watch and a silver ring.

Chanthakoummane says he’s innocent. His attorneys had challenged the DNA evidence but weren’t filing a final appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court.

If executed, Chanthakoummane would be the second inmate put to death in Texas in 2022.

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