Thursday, November 14, 2013

Texas executes another inmate

The 34th Execution of 2013

Texas executed Jamie McCoskey on November 12, 2013, reported Reuters. He was convicted of kidnapping a couple in 1991 in Houston, raping a 19-year-old woman and stabbing her fiancé, Michael Dwyer, 20, to death.

The woman, who authorities did not identify because she was a rape victim, survived the assault and identified McCoskey in a police line-up.

McCoskey was executed by lethal injection at the Texas state prison in Huntsville. McCoskey was pronounced dead at 6:44 p.m. according to a spokesman from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

The department said that in his last statement, McCoskey said, "If I had it to do again I would change Dwyer's parents suffering because I know they are. I know that is not going to eliminate the pain because I have a child."

Texas has executed 507 prisoners since the reinstatement of capital punishment by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1976, the most of any U.S. state

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