- Associated Press - Thursday, July 6, 2017

HOUSTON (AP) - A condemned murderer known as the “Tourniquet Killer” because his four victims were tortured and strangled with handmade tourniquets has received an execution date.

State District Judge Maria Jackson has set 55-year-old Anthony Shore for lethal injection Oct. 18.

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg described Shore Thursday as a “true serial killer” who terrorized young Hispanic females in the Houston area for 17 years.

The slayings went unsolved until DNA evidence linked him to the sexual assault of two juvenile relatives. He subsequently confessed to the killings and was convicted in 2004 of the slaying of 21-year-old Maria del Carmen Estrada. Her body was found in the drive-thru lane of a Dairy Queen in 1992.

His other victims included two teenagers, one of them in 1986, and a 9-year-old.

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