Danny Bible, a serial rapist and murderer who stabbed two women to death with ice picks, is scheduled to be executed June 27, officials said Monday.
Bible, 66, was brought from Death Row to Harris County for a hearing in the 351st State District Court.
A judge signed the execution order requested by prosecutors and issued a death warrant to be delivered to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
In May 1979 in Houston, Bible brutally raped and stabbed Inez Deaton, to death with an ice pick.
Deaton, 20, was married and the mother of a two-year-old girl, and was best friends with Bible’s cousin. Following the murder, Bible fled the state but eventually returned to Texas.
He left a trail of carnage in his wake that included three homicides on the same day: the 1983 rape and murder of Pam Hudgins and the double murder of Tracy Powers and her four-month-old son, Justin.
Bible was caught and pleaded guilty to murdering Hudgins and was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
He was paroled in February 1992, and following his release, raped five young family members.
He was captured again in 1998, following his brutal attack and rape of another victim in Louisiana. During the interrogation for that attack, he confessed to Deaton’s murder nearly two decades earlier.
A Harris County jury convicted Bible of capital murder in 2003 and sentenced him to death.
“Some criminals’ actions are so heinous, they earn the label ‘worst of the worst,’” Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said. “The jury who listened to the facts and saw the evidence of the crimes Danny Bible committed clearly reached that conclusion by sentencing him to death.”