Balentine execution date set

By Sarah Seeley
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, Texas - The man who shot and killed three local people while they were sleeping is now scheduled to be executed.

John Balentine is scheduled to die September 30th for the murder of three Amarillo teens in January 1998.

Prosecutors say he entered the home at 510 east 11th street in Amarillo where the 17-year-old and two 15-year-olds slept.

Ballentine then shot each in the head with a 32-caliber pistol.

Balentine has been on death row since June 1999.