Michael Lockhart Executed For Texas Officers Murder

Michael Lockhart was executed by the State of Texas for the murder of Officer Paul Hulsey Jr

According to court documents Michael Lockhart would fatally shoot Officer Paul Hulsey Jr when the Officer attempted to arrest him for a stolen vehicle

Michael Lockhart was also convicted in Indiana for the murder of 16-year-old Windy Gallagher. As well as the murder of 14-year-old Jennifer Colhouer in Florida. Lockhart was also suspected in the murder of 16-year old Kathy Hobbs in Nevada

Michael Lockhart would be executed by lethal injection on December 9 1997

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Michael Lockhart Case

Thirty years ago today, Beaumont Police Department officer Paul Douglas Hulsey, Jr. was shot and killed while investigating a vehicle with stolen plates parked outside a motel.

Hulsey, 30, found which room the suspect was in and approached the man, not knowing he was a serial killer wanted in connection with the brutal slayings of two teenage girls.

Michael Lee Lockhart, 27, of Toledo, Ohio, was charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of Hulsey, whom authorities said was killed while trying to arrest Lockhart at the Beaumont motel.

The case was moved from Beaumont to San Antonio in August 1988 because of extensive publicity.

Meanwhile, Lockhart was charged in Indiana and Florida with murder in connection with the fatal stabbings of a 16-year-old girl in Griffith, Ind., and a 14-year-old girl in Land O’ Lakes, Fla.

At trial in San Antonio, prosecutors said Lockhart was a suspect in 21 crimes in Texas, Indiana, Florida, Louisiana, Ohio and Georgia.

During his capital murder trial, Lockhart dove out a third-floor window at the Bexar County Courthouse as part of an escape attempt. He was injured in the 15-foot fall onto a paved roof and taken away in an ambulance.

A Bexar County jury convicted Lockhart of capital murder for Hulsey’s death.

Lockhart, 37, died in the Huntsville execution chamber on Dec. 9, 1997.


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