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First possible lethal injection since 1998

Marshall, TX (KSLA) - After a relatively short investigation and a lengthy trial, Cortne Robinson's fate will soon be decided by a jury of his peers. It's the same jury that on Monday found him guilty of capital murder.

The prosecution is pushing for lethal injection, a punishment that hasn't been used in Harrison County in 13 years.

On February 9, 1998, Steven Renfro of Marshall was put to death by lethal injection. His execution came just 263 days after his conviction, one of the shortest wait times in Texas history. The average time from conviction to execution is 10.6 years.

The state of Texas used lethal injection for the first time in 1982. The chemical, injected into the inmate's veins, kills in about seven minutes and costs a little more than 80 dollars.

If sentenced to death, 20 year old Robinson will be the youngest Texan on death row.

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