Carl Buntion was sentenced to death by the State of Texas for the murder of a police officer. According to court documents Carl Buntion was the passenger in a car that was pulled over by the police officer. Carl Buntion would get out of the car and fatally shoot the police officer. Carl Buntion would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death
Carl Buntion 2022 Information
SID Number: 01076723
TDCJ Number: 00000993
Name: BUNTION,CARL WAYNE
Maximum Sentence Date: DEATH ROW
Current Facility: POLUNSKY
Projected Release Date: DEATH ROW
Parole Eligibility Date: DEATH ROW
Inmate Visitation Eligible: YES
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A Houston state judge scheduled the execution of Carl Wayne Buntion, 77, for April 21 during a court hearing on Tuesday.
Buntion had been on parole for six weeks when he fatally shot Houston police officer James Irby, 37, during a June 1990 traffic stop.
Buntion, who had an extensive criminal record, was a passenger in the car that Irby pulled over.
“He shot a policeman in the head more than 30 years ago, and it is time that he be held accountable for his horrific crime,” said Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg.
Carl Buntion was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death in 1991, but the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals vacated his death sentence in 2009.
A jury in 2012 returned him to death row following a new sentencing trial
In October, the U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal by Buntion’s lawyers.
But in a statement, Justice Stephen Breyer said that Buntion’s “lengthy confinement, and the confinement of others like him, calls into question the constitutionality of the death penalty.”