Edward Busby was sentenced to death by the State of Texas for a kidnapping murder. According to court documents Edward Busby would kidnap the seventy seven year old victim, Laura Lee Crane, who he would tape over her mouth and nose causing her death. Edward Busby would dispose of the victim’s body in Oklahoma. Edward Busby would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death
Edward Busby 2021 Information
|Name||Busby, Jr. Edward Lee|
|Date of Birth||07/25/1972|
|Age (when Received)||33|
|Education Level (Highest Grade Completed)||10|
|Date of Offense||01/30/2004|
|Age (at the time of Offense)||31|
|Height (in Feet and Inches)||6′ 0″|
|Weight (in Pounds)||291|
Edward Busby More News
On April 27, 2020, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) granted a 60-day stay of execution to Edward Busby. Busby was scheduled to be put to death on May 6, 2020 for the 2004 robbery and murder of 77-year-old Laura Lee Crane in Fort Worth.
This is the fourth time since mid-March that the CCA has granted a 60-day stay of execution. Two other scheduled executions have been postponed due to concerns about the current public health crisis.
Tarrant County, where Busby was convicted, is one of the most active death penalty counties in Texas. It accounts for 42 executions and 75 death sentences. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for two more defendants; those trials were postponed because of the pandemic but are scheduled to resume in May.