Texas "Bathtub Killer" executed

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by Associated Press

wfaa.com

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:50 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 16 at 12:19 PM

Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Dale Devon Scheanette

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas - Texas has executed a Louisiana man for strangling a suburban Dallas woman and leaving her body in a bathtub in her home.

Thirty-five-year-old Dale Devon Scheanette, who became known as the "Bathtub Killer," was pronounced dead at 6:21 p.m. Tuesday.

In addition to the Christmas Eve 1996 death of 22-year-old Wendie Prescott, Scheanette was charged but not tried in the death of 25-year-old Christine Vu three months earlier. He also was blamed for the rapes of at least five other women.

Scheanette was the seventh condemned inmate executed in Texas this year and the first of two set to die this week.

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