Thursday, August 11, 2011

Texas Executes Man for Gang Killing

The 31st Execution of 2011

Texas executed Martin Robles by lethal injection on August 10, 2011. He was pronounced dead at 6:21 p.m. according to a Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman.

Robles requested no visitors on his side, and no one showed up to witness the execution on behalf of the victims, according to Reuters.

His last words were, "I love you, Israel," according to a spokesman, who said he did not know what that meant or who Israel might be.

Robles did not request a last meal, officials said.

According to Reuters, Robles and another man entered a home in Corpus Christi on November 12, 2002, and used a gun to kill John Commisky and Jesus "Chuy" Gonzalez, both 19, as they slept, according to a report by the Texas Attorney General's Office.

The AG's report said that on the night of the killing, Gonzalez was shot at least 15 times, mostly in the head, while Commisky was shot 14 times, mostly in the back.

This was the 9th execution in Texas this year. More than any other state. Texas has a flurry of executions planned for late summer. Five more executions are scheduled for September.

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