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Executed Texas man’s son and grandson released on bond

March 1, 2019
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In this Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 photo, Gordon Coble, center, is led out of the of the Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas, after reacting to the execution of his father, Billie Wayne Coble. Chaos erupted outside Texas' death chamber Thursday night when the son of the condemned inmate pounded on the chamber windows, shouted obscenities and threw fists after his father spoke his final words. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Two men accused of lashing out in the witness room during the execution of a family member in Texas have each been released on $1,000 bond.

Gordon Wayne Coble and his 21-year-old son, Dalton Coble, were released Friday following their arrests Thursday on charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Authorities say Gordon Wayne Coble banged on the death chamber window and shouted obscenities while his father, 70-year-old Billie Wayne Coble, was being put to death by lethal injection. They say the two defendants and Gordon Wayne Coble’s wife also lashed out at others witnessing the execution.

The two men were taken outside and arrested.

Billie Wayne Coble was convicted of killing his estranged wife’s parents and brother in 1989.

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