The Evidence Room, Episode 3 - Karla Faye Tucker

The Evidence Room, Episode 3 - Karla Faye Tucker (KPRC, KPRC 2)

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.

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. (KPRC2)

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.

Karla Faye Tucker Pickaxe (KPRC 2)

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About the Authors:

Award winning investigative journalist who joined KPRC 2 in July 2000. Husband and father of the Master of Disaster and Chaos Gremlin. “I don’t drink coffee to wake up, I wake up to drink coffee.”