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The “Tourniquet Killer,” the Houston man who terrorized the city for two decades before admitting to raping and killing young women and children, is set to die.

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Anthony Allen Shore, 55, was granted a date at the execution chamber in Huntsville on October 18 Thursday by state District Judge Maria T. Jackson.

Shore is a “true serial killer, a person deserving of the ultimate punishment,” Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said in a statement.


“His crimes were predatory, and his victims the most vulnerable in society–women and children. For his brutal acts, the Death Penalty is appropriate.”

In the 1980s and 1990s, Shore left a gruesome trail of young victims, raping and torturing them before strangling them with handmade tourniquets.

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Among his victims were a 9-year-old girl, a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old, and 21-year-old Maria del Carmen Estrada, whose naked body was found in the drive-through of a Spring Branch Dairy Queen in 1992.

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