Thurmond set to die for 2001 killings

Posted: Sunday, March 4, 2012 1:37 pm

By Nancy Flake | Conroe Courier

With several unsuccessful appeals behind him, Keith Steven Thurmond, who killed his estranged wife and her boyfriend in 2001 while the Thurmonds’ young son watched, appears to be set for his execution Wednesday evening in Huntsville.

But Thurmond’s latest appellate attorney stated in an email to The Courier Friday he will file a petition for writ of certiorari Monday in another attempt to stop Thurmond’s execution by lethal injection.

A Montgomery County jury convicted Thurmond in 2002. The day of the killings, a judge had ordered Thurmond, who lived in the Magnolia area at the time, to stay away from his wife and 8-year-old son.

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