Karla Faye Tucker

The Pickaxe Killer
Birth Name:
Karla Faye Tucker
Birth Date:
November 18, 1959
Birth Place:
Houston, Texas
Death Date:
February 3, 1998
Place of Death:
Huntsville, Texas
Cause of Death:
Prison Execution - lethal injection
Cemetery Name:
Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Crime and their Victims
Convicted for killing two people with a pickaxe during a burglary, she was the first woman to be executed in Texas since Chipita Rodriguez in 1863. Her execution received worldwide attention at the time.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery

6900 Lawndale

Houston, Texas, 77023


North America


Grave Location:

Acacia, Section 14

Grave Location Description

Located on the bottom half of Acacia, Section 14 about 100 feet from the road towards the center. Look for the 4 flat monuments grouped together in a square.

Grave Location GPS

29.71774, -95.305585



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