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American hanged in Texas for double murder

American hanged in Texas for double murder

A man convicted of murdering his wife and daughter in 2009 was executed on Tuesday in the US state of Texas.

Gary Green, 51, was pronounced dead at 7:07 p.m. local time (01:07 GMT Wednesday) from the Huntsville prison in this vastly conservative southern US state.

In 2010, he was sentenced to death in Dallas for stabbing his wife and drowning their six-year-old daughter in a bathtub a year earlier.

On the morning of the tragedy, his wife had sent him a farewell letter. “Five lives will be lost,” he replied, local press recalled.

In the end, he didn’t kill his wife’s two sons, ages 9 and 12, but tried to end his life by swallowing an overdose of drugs.

His lawyers have tried in recent years to overturn his death sentence, citing mental disorders and intellectual retardation. The Supreme Court has actually banned the execution of persons who cannot understand the meaning of the sentence.

At this point, they never won their case.

Gary Greene is one of the criminals who took legal action to prevent Texas from executing him with deadly substances that may have passed their expiration date.

AFP

Three of the plaintiffs have already been hanged since the beginning of the year, despite a ruling in their favor by a trial judge.

Another execution, for Arthur Brown for the quadruple murder he denied, is scheduled for Thursday in Texas.

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