Brittany Holberg was convicted of a brutal murder and has spend the last two decades on Texas death row. According to court documents Brittany Holberg would murder an elderly man in his home by stabbing him repeatedly, blows with a hammer and a foot long lamp pole was shoved down his throat. Brittany Holberg would soon be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death
Brittany Holberg 2021 Information
|Name||Holberg, Brittany Marlowe|
|Date of Birth||01/01/1973|
|Age (when Received)||25|
|Education Level (Highest Grade Completed)||11|
|Date of Offense||11/13/1996|
|Age (at the time of Offense)||23|
|Height (in Feet and Inches)||5′ 5″|
|Weight (in Pounds)||125 lbs.|
Brittany Holberg Other News
Brittany Holberg was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death for the robbery-murder of eighty-year-old A.B. Towery, Sr. Towery was walking back to his apartment after purchasing groceries on the afternoon of November 13, 1996, when Brittany Holberg asked to use his telephone. When Towery allowed the appellant to enter his apartment, a struggle ensued in which Towery sustained fifty-eight stab wounds and multiple blunt-force trauma injuries. Brittany Holberg used several items in the apartment as weapons, including a cast iron skillet, a steam iron, a hammer, a paring knife, a butcher knife, and two forks. Additionally, the appellant shoved a lamp base five inches down Towery’s throat.
Brittany Holberg—a severe drug addict—was high on crack cocaine when this attack occurred. After the attack, the appellant showered, changed into some of Towery’s clean clothes, and fled the scene with $1,400 in cash and prescription medications, both stolen from Towery’s apartment. Later that evening, she purchased more cocaine using a portion of the cash she had stolen earlier. Towery’s son, Rocky Towery, discovered his father’s body at 7:45 a.m. the following morning in a supine position with the lamp base lodged in his throat, a knife stuck in his abdomen, and his father’s wallet lying on top of his body.
Brittany Holberg More News
Brittany Holberg’s confession to the 1998 slaying of an Amarillo man and a litany of drug-addicted or marginally credible witnesses plagued her defense team as it prepared the trial’s punishment phase, an attorney testified Thursday.
On March 13, 1998, a Randall County jury found Brittany Holberg, now 40, guilty of capital murder in the Nov. 13, 1996, slaying of A.B. Towery Sr., 80.
Towery had been beaten and stabbed nearly 60 times in his apartment. Investigators found Towery slumped against a closet with a lamp pole partially shoved down his throat.
In May, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ordered a Randall County court hearing to take testimony from Holberg’s former defense team about how they gathered possible mitigating evidence in the case and to investigate claims that her attorneys “threw” the trial, allegations her lawyers denied.
Brittany Holberg, who was sentenced to death in 1998, was arrested Feb. 17, 1997, outside a McDonald’s restaurant in Memphis, Tenn., after “America’s Most Wanted” aired multiple segments on the slaying.
Candace Norris, one of Holberg’s former attorneys, said Holberg confessed to Memphis authorities after she was arrested there, called her mother and possibly implicated herself in the killing.
“She had given a confession to this, and this was a big problem,” Norris said of the defense team’s trial concerns.
Leslie Kuykendall, an assistant attorney general, also asked if Holberg also made a “confession of sorts” to her mother, and Norris replied that she had.
The defense, Norris said, later opted to not to call Holberg’s mother, a Potter County jailer, as a punishment phase witness, in part, because the woman appeared to be more concerned that her testimony would conflict with vacation plans
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