Brawl at Texas execution leads to arrests

Two men were arrested Thursday after a fight broke out at the execution of murder Billy Wayne Coble in Huntsville, Texas.

As Coble was finishing his statement, his son, a friend and a daughter-in-law became emotional and violent. They were yelling obscenities, throwing fists and kicking at others in the death chamber witness area.

Officers stepped in and the witnesses continued to resist. They were eventually moved to a courtyard and the two men were handcuffed.

"Why are you doing this?" the woman asked. "They just killed his daddy."

Coble, 70, killed his estranged wife's parents and her brother, a police officer, in 1982, and was himself killed by lethal injection. The oldest inmate killed by Texas since it resumed executions in 1982, his final statement was "That'll be $5."