Washington : The state of Texas has executed a death row inmate convicted of fatally shooting a man in 1998, after robbing his victim of eight dollars.
Juan Garcia, 35, was pronounced dead at 6:26 pm local time, a prison system spokeswoman told AFP. He was put to death by lethal injection.
Garcia, who was a teenager at the time of the murder, previously had sought clemency over mental health issues, but filed no appeal yesterday.
Prison officials said that Garcia's final remarks were, in part: "The harm that I did to your dad and husband, I hope this brings you closure to all of you. I never wanted to hurt any of you." He was the 11th person put to death this year in Texas, the US state with the greatest number of executions, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.