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Thu Jan 31, 2019, 02:20 AM

Texas inmate executed for Houston officer's death

Source: Associated Press

Texas inmate executed for Houston officer’s death

By JUAN A. LOZANO and MICHAEL GRACZYK
January 30, 2019

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A 61-year-old Texas inmate was executed Wednesday evening for killing a Houston police officer more than three decades ago.

Robert Jennings received lethal injection for the July 1988 fatal shooting of Officer Elston Howard during a robbery at an adult bookstore that authorities said was part of a crime spree.

As witnesses filed into the death chamber, Jennings asked a chaplain standing next to him if he knew the name of the slain officer. The chaplain didn’t appear to respond, and a prison official then told the warden to proceed with the punishment.

“To my friends and family, it was a nice journey,” Jennings said in his final statement. “To the family of the police officer, I hope y’all find peace. Be well and be safe and try to enjoy life’s moments, because we never get those back.”

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Read more: https://apnews.com/fcb1c91780674c208485c43df10ee7e9

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