This Week in 2012

January 26th, 2014 by admin

“Yes, I want to tell everybody that I love everybody. Keep your heads up. We are all family, people of God Almighty. We’re all good. I’m ready.Are they already doing it? I’m gonna go to sleep. See you later. This stuff stings, man almighty.”

– Rodrigo Hernandez, convicted of abduction, rape, and murder, lethal injection, Texas. Executed January 26, 2012.

Hernandez abducted Susan Verstegen from a grocery store parking lot as she was making deliveries to a stocking shed. He sexually assaulted and strangled her, ultimately disposing her body in a garbage can near a church. DNA evidence led to Hernandez’s identification of Verstegen murder and an earlier murder and sexual assault of Muriel Stoepker, a 77-year-old homeless woman.

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