Milton Gobert was sentenced to death by the State of Texas for a brutal murder. According to court documents Milton Gobert would attempt to kidnap the victim and in the process would stab her over a hundred times causing her death. Milton Gobert would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death
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The state’s highest criminal court Wednesday upheld the death sentence for Milton Gobert, convicted in the 2003 murder of Mel Cotton and the attempted murder of her 5-year-old son in their North Austin apartment.
In a terse ruling that did not discuss the legal issues involved, a unanimous Court of Criminal Appeals rejected Gobert’s claims challenging his conviction and sentence.
No execution date has been set for Gobert, who still has federal court appeals to pursue.
The appeals court had previously upheld Gobert’s conviction in a separate appeal, ruling in 2011 that trial testimony by a psychologist was improper but not worthy of overturning his conviction because it could not have affected the jury’s decision.
Austin psychologist Richard Coons told jurors that Gobert was likely to commit future acts of violence but could provide no scientific research or studies to support his “idiosyncratic” methods, the court ruled.
But Gobert’s jurors were given more than enough additional information — including prior crimes and the gruesome nature of Cotton’s stabbing death — to conclude that he should be executed because he posed a continuing threat, the court ruled.
According to trial evidence, Gobert:
‒ Stabbed Cotton 107 times in a drawn-out attack in her bedroom.
‒ Strangled her son, Demetrius, and stabbed him four times in the chest, puncturing a lung. The boy survived and testified at Gobert’s trial.
‒ Plotted to escape from Travis County Jail by killing a guard and stealing his truck.
‒ Attacked a fellow prison inmate with a hoe and threatened to fight prison guards.
‒ Tampered with his leg restraint so it did not function properly during his capital murder trial.