This week in 2001

November 3rd, 2012 by admin

“I’m sorry for shooting your son down at that particular robbery. Politicians say that this brings closure. But my death doesn’t bring your son back—it doesn’t bring closure. I wish that I could do more, but I can’t. I hope this brings you peace.”

— Emerson Rudd, convicted of murder, lethal injection, Texas.
Executed November 15, 2001

When Rudd was eighteen years old, he and three others entered a seafood restaurant, intending to rob it. After the manager, Steve Morgan, handed over eight hundred dollars, Rudd shot him in the abdomen. He died the next day.

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