Texas 'Tourniquet Killer' set to be 1st US execution in 2018

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A man who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of his signature murder technique on four female victims is set to become the nation's first prisoner executed in 2018.

Texas prison officials Thursday evening are scheduled to give 55-year-old Anthony Allen Shore lethal injection for the 1992 strangling of a 21-year-old woman whose body was dumped in the drive-thru of a Dairy Queen in Houston.

In 1998, Shore received eight years' probation and became a registered sex offender for sexually assaulting two relatives. Five years later, he was arrested for the 1992 slaying of Maria del Carmen Estrada after a tiny particle recovered from under her fingernail was matched to his DNA.

He also confessed to killing a 9-year-old and two teenagers.
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