Carl Buntion

Carl Buntion Texas Death Row

Carl Buntion

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


Race:    W

Gender:    M

Age:    77

Maximum Sentence Date:    DEATH ROW       

Current Facility:    POLUNSKY

Projected Release Date:    DEATH ROW

Parole Eligibility Date:    DEATH ROW

Inmate Visitation Eligible:    YES

Carl Buntion More News

The oldest Texas death row inmate is to be executed in April for killing a Houston police officer more than 30 years ago, prosecutors said Tuesday, Jan. 4.

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.

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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.”

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