Two Execution Dates Set for Collin County Slayings

By Shane Allen
|  Monday, Feb 8, 2010  |  Updated 8:43 AM CDT
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Two Execution Dates Set for Collin County Slayings

An execution date has been set for a man convicted in the August 1991 murder of his wife in a Collin County apartment.

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An execution date has been set for a man convicted in the Aug., 1991 murder of his wife.

According to court documents, John Avalos Alba, 54, forced his way into the Collin County apartment where his wife, 28-year-old Wendy Alba, was staying with a friend. Prosecutors said he shot his wife to death with a .22 caliber pistol before shooting her friend, Gail Webb.

Webb survived the shooting and Alba was arrested in Plano after a standoff with police.

The Bastrop County native is scheduled to be executed on May 25 in Huntsville.

Alba will be the second Collin County criminal scheduled to be executed this year. Adam Michael Sigala, 33, is scheduled to die by lethal injection March 2. 

Sigala was convicted for shooting and killing a man and his wife in Plano in Aug., 2000. Police said he sexually assaulted the woman before killing her. He then stole several items of jewelry from the home and pawned them.

Sigala, a Tarrant County native, had an accomplice in the crime who was never charged, investigators said.

 
 

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