Adams' former wife Emma and his parents are going to witness the execution... No word on his last meal though.Houston man who killed toddler son set to die in Huntsville Tuesday
Tues. Feb. 22, 2011http://www.khou.com/news/local/Houston-man-who-killed-toddler-son-set-to-die-Tuesday-barring-last-minute-intervention-116692289.html
HOUSTON -- Barring last-minute intervention by the U.S. Supreme Court, Timothy Wayne Adams, 42, is scheduled to be executed Tuesday night in Huntsville.
Adams killed his 19-month-old son, Timothy Jr., in Houston in 2002 in a custody dispute with his estranged wife. Adams shot the toddler twice in the chest. At his trial, prosecutors called him a man who snapped because he was afraid of losing the child and killed his son because he wanted to punish his wife.
That woman, Emma Adams, is one of the family members scheduled to witness the execution at the Walls Unit in Huntsville. Adamsí parents, who in the final weeks leading up to the scheduled execution made emotional pleas for their sonís life to be spared, are also scheduled to be among the group of witnesses. Their appeal to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles was denied unanimously last Friday.
Columbus and Wilma Adams pleaded for clemency, asking that their sonís death sentence be commuted to life in prison without parole. They told 11 News they still suffer from the loss of their grandson and donít want to lose their son forever, too. Adamsí parents visited him on death row in Livingston nearly every week.
Murder of a person under the age of 6 is a capital offense in Texas that qualifies for the death penalty. However, in the final months leading up to the execution date, as many as three jurors who sentenced Adams to death joined with his parents in asking for clemency.
Adamsí execution by lethal injection is scheduled nearly 9 years to the day since his sonís murder. Timothy Adams Jr. died February 20, 2002.
There are currently 305 men and 10 women on Texas Death Row. Three more inmates are scheduled for execution between now and July.