A local man was sentenced to death using a lethal injection Wednesday by Texas court , 14 years after being convicted of strangling a woman to death, to prevent the secret of his drug syndicate.
According to a statement from the Texas Criminal Department, Former leader of white supremacist gang, Justen Hall 38, was pronounced dead at 6.32pm (local time) in a final room in Huntsville,
He was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 2005, after stabbing Melanie Billhartz, three years earlier.
According to court records regarding the case, Hall and several syndicate members buried the bodies of victims in New Mexico.
In 2017, Justen Hall himself asked them to abandon this effort, saying that he was ‘ready’ to accept his fate.
In his final moments, he apologized ‘from the bottom of my heart’ to the families of his victim ‘for the pain and suffering I caused’.
“Texas has been the largest state of execution since the US Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976”
The Death Penalty Information Center said the accused is the 19th inmate in the United States and the eighth in Texas to be sentenced this year.
Texas has been the largest state of execution since the US Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.
Hall is the 19th death row inmate executed this year in the United States, and the eighth in the state of Texas.
Texas on Wednesday re sentenced another death row inmate, Bobby Moore, to life in prison after his case made it to the US Supreme Court.
In 2017 the top US court ruled that Moore, sentenced to die for the murder of a cashier during a burglary in 1980 in Houston, could not be executed because of his serious mental deficiencies.