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Texas man executed for beating death

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- A man convicted of fatally beating and shooting an East Texas man during a burglary almost 12 years ago was executed Thursday, in a case that gained notoriety because jurors may have consulted a Bible to justify his death sentence.

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Khristian Oliver, 32, was pronounced dead by lethal injection at 6:18 p.m.

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