the republic logo

Man condemned for killing 2 during Dallas-area Subway shop holdup in 2002 loses federal appeal


HOUSTON — A federal appeals court has refused an appeal from a 41-year-old man sent to death row for the slayings of two Dallas-area sandwich shop workers during robbery almost 13 years ago.

Terry Edwards contended a judge's improper instruction during jury selection violated his right to an impartial jury at his November 2003 trial for the fatal shootings of a Balch Springs Subway store manager and an employee.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the argument late Tuesday, moving Edwards a step closer to execution for the deaths of 34-year-old Tommy Walker and 26-year-old Mickell Goodwin.

Evidence showed Edwards had been fired from the store a few weeks before the shootings in July 2002. About $3,000 was taken in the holdup.

Edwards does not yet have an execution date.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)




Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.