This week in 1989

December 9th, 2012 by admin

“I want to say I hold no grudges. I hate no one. I love my family. Tell everyone on death row to keep the faith and don’t give up.”

— Carlos de Luna, convicted of murder, lethal injection, Texas.
Executed December 7, 1989

Although De Luna maintained his innocence in the murder of Wanda Lopez, a filling-station clerk in Corpus Christi, he did not use his final words to protest it. But De Luna maintained that the true murderer was actually Carlos Hernandez, a man who resembled him. Hernandez died in prison on another charge, and De Luna’s story was covered by Steve Mills and Maurice Possley in the Chicago Tribune.

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