Execution date set for Dallas man who killed kids while ex-wife listened on phone

A new execution date has been set for John Battaglia, the man who killed his two children while his ex-wife listened helplessly on the phone.

Battaglia is set to die Feb. 1st in Huntsville.

The Texas Appeals Court had halted his scheduled Dec. 2016 execution to review his competency. A hearing last November determined he was competent.

Battaglia shot nine-year-old Faith and six-year-old Liberty more than 16 years ago in a Deep Ellum loft in an act of revenge against his ex-wife.

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