State News

Jul 17, 2013 8:59 AM

Double Killer In Lubbock Set To Die Thursday

HUNTSVILLE - Detectives searching a car in which two bullet-riddled bodies were abandoned in a Lubbock gully found an inch-long fingertip of a latex glove on the bloody floor of the back seat.

DNA tests tied the glove to Texas Tech doctoral student Vaughn Ross. Blood on the glove fragment also came from one of the murder victims, 53-year-old Douglas Birdsall, an associate dean at Tech. The other shooting victim was an 18-year-old woman.

Attorneys for Ross now hope the U.S. Supreme Court will block the 41-year-old inmate's execution set for Thursday evening in Huntsville.

His lethal injection would be the second this week in Texas. Convicted killer John Quintanilla was executed Tuesday evening for a 2002 slaying during a holdup in Victoria.


Top Videos

1 2 3 4

Submit News

Do you have a tip, information about a breaking news story, or a story idea for 6 Investigates? Contact the KRIS 6 News Desk at 361-884-6666 or send us an email.

Most Popular

KRISTV.COM is Social!

Click the icons above to receive News, Weather, and Sports alerts from KRISTV.COM!


Contact Us
Send us your feedback. We want to hear from you!
Photo Central
Look at photos and videos and share them!
KRISTV.COM Mobile Website
Get on your mobile or PDA!
KRISTV.COM Mobile Apps
Get our mobile apps on your mobile or PDA!
Texas Lottery
See the latest winning numbers!
6 News Team
Read about your favorite KRIS-TV personalities!
FCC Online Public File
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and more