Texas conducted Wednesday, the first execution in the UNITED states, as the 61-year-old Robert Jennings received giftsprøjten for a killing of a police officer three decades ago.
Robert Jennings shot and killed the police officer Elston Howard in July 1988 in connection with a robbery of a pornobutik in Houston, writes the Associated Press.
- To my friends and family, it was a good trip. To politimandens family, I hope you have peace, sounded the last words from Jennings, who was declared dead 18 minutes later.
His lawyers had previously in vain asked the UNITED states Supreme court to call off the execution with regard to the errors committed during the trial.
More than 100 cops had in connection with the execution taken up outside the prison to commemorate the deceased policeman.
In 1988, Jennings has already convicted twice for robbery, when he shortly after his release on parole went into pornobutikken Mr. Peeper's Bookstore with the intent to commit a new robbery.
as Fate would have it, that cop Elston Howard, 24, have already found themselves in the store to arrest butiksbestyreren, when Jennings opened the door.
Jennings shot the policeman without notice twice in the head. It all went so fast that the officer did not pull his tjenestepistol, explained the witnesses during the trial.
Robert Jennings was arrested a few days later and confessed to the killing.