Prosecutors argued that Barbee strangled his ex-girlfriend, Lisa Underwood, and her son, Jayden, because he didn’t want his wife to know Underwood was pregnant with what he presumed was his child, The Associated Press reports. However, evidence reportedly revealed that Barbee was not the father of the victim’s unborn child.
The victims were reported missing after they did not show up to a baby shower.
During an interview, Barbee allegedly told authorities he hadn’t seen Underwood for months, but he eventually confessed to the fatal stranglings. Since that confession, Barbee reportedly said he was coerced.
According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Barbee was scheduled to die via lethal injection on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 16. He currently remains held on Death Row with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Barbee is seeking to stop the execution due to religious freedom violations and indifference to his medical needs, The Associated Press reports.
Barbee’s execution will reportedly be the fifth one this year in Texas.