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CrimeTexas executes inmate in 2010 murder of elderly woman during crime spree

10:35  11 september  2019
10:35  11 september  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

Texas inmate set to be executed for killing 2 women in 2003

Texas inmate set to be executed for killing 2 women in 2003 A Texas death row inmate is set to be executed Wednesday for fatally stabbing an 89-year-old woman and her daughter more than 16 years ago in their Fort Worth home. © Provided by The Associated Press This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Billy Jack Crutsinger. Texas death row inmate Crutsinger is facing execution Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, for fatally stabbing an 89-year-old woman and her daughter more than 16 years ago after entering their Fort Worth home under the pretense of doing some work for them.

Soliz was the 15th inmate in the United States and the sixth in Texas to be executed in 2019, according (Reuters) - A man convicted of shooting a 61-year-old grandmother to death as he and his accomplice burglarized her home during a week-long crime spree in 2010 was executed by lethal

A Texas death row inmate has been executed for fatally shooting a 61-year-old grandmother at her North Texas home nearly a decade ago during an eight-day spate of crimes . Mark Anthony Soliz received a lethal injection Tuesday evening at the state penitentiary in Huntsville.

A Texas man was executed Tuesday evening for killing a 61-year-old grandmother a decade ago during an eight-day crime spree that included another murder.

Texas executes inmate in 2010 murder of elderly woman during crime spree© Getty Images Lethal injection is one of the methods of execution used around the world

Mark Anthony Soliz, 37, died by lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville. He was the sixth inmate executed in Texas this year. Nine more are scheduled.

Soliz was convicted in the June 2010 killing of Nancy Weatherly in her home in Godley. Appeals to stop the execution were turned down at the state and federal levels. The most recent denial came Monday from the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.

The Latest: Texas executes man for killing 2 women

The Latest: Texas executes man for killing 2 women A Texas death row inmate has been executed for fatally stabbing an 89-year-old woman and her daughter more than 16 years ago after entering their Fort Worth home under the pretense of doing some work for them. 

A Texas death row inmate has been executed for fatally shooting a 61-year-old grandmother at her North Texas home nearly a decade ago during an eight-day spate of crimes . Mark Anthony Soliz received a lethal injection Tuesday evening at the state penitentiary in Huntsville.

Texas has executed more prisoners than any other state since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. Soliz was sentenced to death in Their arrest ended a crime spree that had begun eight days earlier when the two men stole several guns that they then used to rob several people of

TEXAS INMATE EXECUTED FOR KILLING MOTHER, 89, DAUGHTER, 71, IN 2003TEXAS INMATE EXECUTED FOR KILLING MOTHER, 89, DAUGHTER, 71, IN 2003

"I have represented Mr. Soliz for many years. Every legal tool in my kit was deployed to prevent this execution. The hope endures, the fight goes on, and the cause never dies," Seth Kretzer, one of Soliz's appellate attorneys, said in a statement.

At his 2012 trial, prosecutors said Soliz and another man, Jose Ramos, committed 13 crimes over the course of eight days in June 2010. They fatally shot Ruben Martinez, a deliveryman, on June 29, 2010, and drove to Weatherly's home in a stolen car, they said.

The duo ransacked the home and shot her in the back of the head after she pleaded with them to leave her dead mother's jewelry box and spare her life, according to authorities.

Texas inmate executed for murders of 89-year-old woman, her 71-year-old daughter

Texas inmate executed for murders of 89-year-old woman, her 71-year-old daughter 16 years after killing two elderly Fort Worth women, Billy Jack Crutsinger was executed in Huntsville. 

A Texas death row inmate was executed Tuesday evening for fatally shooting a 61-year-old grandmother at her North Nine more executions are scheduled this year in Texas , the nation's busiest capital punishment state. State and federal appeals courts and the Texas Board of Pardons

crime spree in 2010 is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Tuesday in Texas . Soliz would be the 15th inmate in the United States and the sixth in Texas to be executed in 2019 During the morning of June 29, 2010 , the pair knocked on Weatherly's door and pointed a gun at her when

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A friend of Soliz testified that he bragged about the killing and made fun of Weatherly's "country" accent. He eventually confessed to the killing. Ballistic and fingerprint evidence tied him to the crime, police said.

Ramos was sentenced to life in prison for the deaths of Weatherly and Martinez.

Soliz's lawyers argued at trial that he suffered from brain damage stemming from fetal alcohol spectrum disorder because his mom drank while pregnant. His attorneys said the disorder is the "functional equivalent" of conditions already recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court as disqualifying exemptions to the death penalty, such as intellectual disability.

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Kretzer said Soliz's IQ of 75 is considered borderline impaired and that he was intellectually disabled.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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