This week in 2006

July 15th, 2013 by admin

“I want to ask if it is in your heart to forgive me. You don’t have to. I know I allowed the devil to rule my life. I just ask you to forgive me and ask the Lord to forgive me for allowing the devil to deceive me. I thank God for having patience with me. I don’t deserve to cause you pain. You did not deserve this. I deserve what I am getting.”

— Angel Resendiz, convicted of murder, lethal injection, Texas.
Executed June 27, 2006

Last-ditch appeals delayed Resendiz’s execution after he told psychiatrists that he was half-man, half-angel, and as such couldn’t die. Serial killer Resendiz was linked to at least thirteen murders, but he may have committed up to twenty-four, earning him a spot on the FBI’s most-wanted list. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported, “The start of the execution was delayed almost two hours while the U.S. Supreme Court considered several last-day appeals.”

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