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Who Is Kosoul Chanthakoummane? What To Know About Death Row Inmate

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The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ordered a stay of execution on Wednesday morning and remanded his case to the Collin County trial court to be reviewed for accusations of rejected forensic science.

According to a federal court complaint, a couple visiting the model house on July 8, 2006, discovered Walker dead, stabbed 33 times, and with a bite mark on her neck.

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On October 10, 1980, Kosoul Chanthakoummane was born in Illinois. In 2006, he was apprehended and condemned to death.

He had never been in prison before and had always worked as a truck driver and warehouse worker. It will be executed on November 10, 2021. The state of Texas condemned Kosoul Chanthakoummane to death for robbery-murder.

Court records claim that Kosoul Chanthakoummane planned to kill Sarah Walker in a model house. Police would locate the body of a woman who had been stabbed over thirty times and bitten on the neck.

What To Know About Death Row Inmates? Charges

The state’s highest criminal appeal court has halted another Texas execution, granting a reprieve to a man convicted in 2007 of robbery and murder of a McKinney real estate agent.

After more than nine years on execution row, Kosoul Chanthakoummane, 36, was set to die on July 19. According to court papers, he was convicted in the 2006 stabbing death of Sarah Walker in the model house of a development where she worked.

Her watch and ring were nowhere to be seen on her person. The incident was linked to Chanthakoummane by bloody fingerprints recovered at the site and DNA beneath Walker’s fingernails, who was captured nearly two months later.

According to the complaint, Chanthakoummane told police he went to a model home when his car broke down and that he had wounds on his hands, which might explain the blood at the site.

At trial, forensic specialists testified that the bite mark on Walker’s neck and DNA found at the site linked to Chanthakoummane. A White House assessment released in 2016 found that forensic bite-mark evidence was not scientifically valid.

This is the third time this year that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has stayed an execution (two of those scheduled executions were for the same man, Tilon Carter). A federal judge stayed another execution. This year, there have been four executions in the state.

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