Texas Inmate Executed for Slayings 31 Years Ago

A 67-year-old man convicted of killing four men more than three decades ago was executed Wednesday. The execution made him the oldest of the 526 Texas prisoners put to death since the state resumed carrying out capital punishment in 1982. Lester Bower Jr. was convicted of the October 1983 fatal shootings at an airplane hangar on a ranch near Sherman, Texas. Prosecutors say he killed the four after stealing an airplane he'd been trying to buy from one of his victims.