Texas Execution Information Center

Execution Report: Edward Green

Edward Green
Edward Green
Executed on 5 October 2004

Edward Green III, 30, was executed by lethal injection on 5 October 2004 in Huntsville, Texas for the robbery and murder of two people.

On 31 August 1992, Green, then 18, and Jimmy Daniels, 17, were at a Houston intersection when they spotted two people in a car and decided to rob them for money for drugs. Green jumped from the car Daniels was driving and pointed a .357 revolver at the driver, Edward Haden, 72. Green demanded that Haden get out of the car. Haden hesitated and let out a nervous laugh. Green then fired three shots through the window, striking Haden twice. The passenger, Helen O'Sullivan, 63, was struck once. Haden died at the scene. O'Sullivan reportedly crawled from the car to a nearby home, seeking help. She died at the hospital.

At 18, Green had no prior felony convictions. However, a teenage girl testified that Green raped her in October 1989, and evidence was presented that showed Green's involvement in five other car thefts from 1989 to 1992. He was released from a juvenile detention facility a few months before killing Haden and O'Sullivan.

A jury found Green guilty of capital murder in August 1993 and sentenced him to death. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed the conviction and sentence in October 1995. All of his subsequent appeals in state and federal court were denied.

Jimmy Lee Daniels was charged with aggravated robbery. The disposition of his case was not available for this report, but he was convicted of aggravated robbery in 1995 - presumably for a different crime - and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. He is in custody as of this writing.

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