Court Sets Convicted Killer's Date of Execution

A man convicted in the brutal slaying of an East Texas woman now faces his final judgement day. Robert Charles Ladd's execution date has been set for April 23, 2003.

Ladd was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1996 murder of Vicky Ann Garner. Ladd was accused of murdering Garner with a hammer, sexually assaulting her, and attempting to hide the crime by burning down the house.

Kerri Panchuk, reporting.