Texas Execution

August 6, 2008 9:26:30 AM PDT
A condemned prisoner has been executed in Texas for the rape and murder of two teenage Houston girls.Jose Medellin received a lethal injection late Tuesday night. He told those who gathered to watch him die, including the parents of his victims, that he was sorry for what he did.

Medellin claimed he was denied treaty-guaranteed help from the Mexican Consulate when he was arrested in 1993. But officials in Texas said he never asked for those rights until four years after being convicted.

His execution was the fifth this year in Texas.



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