HOUSTON – It was a gruesome killing - a man and woman murdered with a pickaxe by an acquaintance, Karla Faye Tucker.
It’s a story many in Texas know well, but you’ve never heard it quite like this.
In an extraordinary new look inside the case, KPRC 2 Investigates sits down with retired Houston PD detective J.C. Mosier.
He helped send Tucker to Death Row, and she knitted him a sweater.
Before her execution, legions of supporters came to Karla Faye Tucker’s defense. She claimed to have become a born-again Christian and even married a prison minister.
But it wasn’t enough for George W. Bush, who was the Governor of Texas at the time, to block an 11th-hour appeal.
“There was nothing in this case that wasn’t bizarre,” says Mosier.