The 39th Execution of 2012
Ramon Torres Hernandez was one of three people convicted in Texas for the killing of Rosa Maria Rosado who was pulled into a car Hernandez was driving after she refused to let go of her purse during a drive-by robbery.
A registered sex offender, Hernadez was put to death by lethal injection on November 14, 2012.
Hernandez, 41, told a family member he was "sorry for putting you through all this" after a warden asked if he wanted to make a final statement.
"Tell everybody I love them," the condemned inmate said, directing his words at his brother who was standing nearby in the death chamber and watching through a window that separated him from Hernandez.
Glancing briefly at relatives of his victim, Hernandez said: "I'm very sorry for all the pain." Then he urged other prisoners on death row to "keep fighting; don't give up."
He took several breaths as the lethal dose of pentobarbital took effect, then began snoring quietly. Within a minute, all movement stopped.
His time of death was announced as 6:38 p.m. CST, 26 minutes after the drug began flowing into his arms.
Hernandez became the 14th inmate executed this year in Texas.
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Michael Thomas Gargiulo, Pretrial Hearing 41
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