State executes man convicted of killing father and son

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James Bigby, 61, was formally executed on Tuesday by the state of Texas for the 1987 murder of a father and his infant son.

Bigby was notorious for having attempted to grab a loaded pistol from a drawer in the courtroom at his trial in 1990 in an attempt to attack the judge. He was unsuccessful.

The crime involved Bigby’s fatal shooting of 26-year-old Michael Trekell, and suffocation of Trekell’s 4-month-old son, Jayson, at their Arlington house on Christmas Eve in 1987. Bigby’s motive stemmed from Trekell and other coworkers apparently planning to conspire against him in a workers’ compensation case.

Bigby’s execution was attended by six relatives of his victims, including Trekell’s sister and the child’s aunt, Deborah Trekell-Jameson. They observed the event through a window a few feet away, while Bigby continually pleaded apologies.

Prior to his injection of a lethal dose of pentobarbital, Bigby said the following prayer:

“I hope this will bring you peace and I’m sorry for all the pain and suffering. I hope that you could forgive me, but if you don’t, I understand. I don’t think I could forgive anyone who would have killed my children. I promise, I’m sorry.”

Bigby was pronounced dead at 6:31 p.m. He is the fourth inmate in Texas, and the sixth nationally, to be executed by injection in 2017, thus far.

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