H. R. Hester - Tennessee Death Row - Scheduled Execution
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Start : Wednesday 26 October 2011, 1:50
End : Wednesday 26 October 2011, 1:50
H.R. Hester - Tennessee Death Row - Scheduled Execution for October 25, 2011
Victims: 77-year-old Charles Haney, and his ex-wife, Dora Hester who survived but had her legs amputated.
The Crime: On December 14, 1999, Hester bound and gagged his ex-wife, Dora Hester, and 77-year-old Charles Haney in Haney’s mobile home and threatened them with a knife before throwing kerosene on the victims and the home and setting fire to the trailer. Haney died from intense heat and from breathing the fire. Dora Hester was critically wounded, and had her legs amputated. Dora Hester was a caregiver for the elderly man, but her ex-husband was also staying in the mobile home with them. Dora Hester testified at trial that H.R. Hester became upset because she would not give him money for alcohol. H.R. Hester was found at a wrecker service near the mobile home; he smelled of kerosene and had burned hands. Acquaintances had heard him threaten to kill his ex-wife.