Texas Men Executed Despite Evidence Find Two Texas men are executed, despite pleas from Houston's police chief and others to temporarily halt their executions. Almost 300 boxes of previously misplaced evidence, involving 8,000 criminal cases, recently turned up in a police warehouse. The men's attorneys wanted to sort through the evidence before the executions, but Texas Gov. Rick Perry stood by his decision, pointing out that both men confessed to their crimes. Jack Williams of Houston Public Radio reports.