The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has overturned the death sentence for Charles Brownlow, a man who killed five people – including burning one to death.
Brownlow’s sentence was overturned and sent back for a re-hearing.
In 2013, his shooting spree began leaving a female victim dead from a gunshot wound to the head. Less than a half hour later, a Terrell firefighter observed a house on fire on the 300 block of Stalling Street, just a few blocks away from the initial shooting. After the fire was extinguished, another woman’s body was discovered inside the home. Police said the fire was clearly arson and established a connection between the two crimes.