Another appeals hearing for Wichita Falls serial killer

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WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — A Texoma killer authorities said murdered five women has yet another hearing in his long appeals process of getting his death sentence overturned.

The 5th Circuit of Appeals Court in Dallas will hear oral arguments on his current appeal status this afternoon.

More than three decades ago, Faryion Wardrip was convicted in the stabbing, murder, and rape of Terri Sims, 20.

It was DNA that finally enabled Wichita County investigators to link Wardrip to a killing spree that left five young women dead.

In 1999, at 40 years old, Wardrip was sentenced to death by lethal injection for the first murder, and three life terms for the other three killings.

He still remains on death row where for years, he has been seeking to have his death sentence overturned because of ineffective representation by his court-appointed attorney.

In April of 2018, a U.S. District Judge agreed with a U.S. Magistrate’s order granting Wardrip’s habeas corpus motion.

As the legal motions continue Wardrip remains on death row at Polunsky Unit near Livingston. He is now 60 years old.

We are in contact with the Texas Attorney General’s office on this phase of his appeal and hope to get more information on what the next step will be.

As the legal motions continue Wardrip remains on death row at Polunsky Unit near Livingston. He is now 60 years old.

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