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As expected a good coverage of rain and storms today. Drier mid level air did help to reduce coverage from Saturday. Some 2-4 inch rains again today. Rains will end tonight with loss of heating. Moisture levels remain high enough the next few days for more scattered storms. SE Texas lies in a weakness as well between two High's one to the ...
Texas man executed for killing during 2002 holdup
By MICHAEL GRACZYK
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) A Texas man convicted of fatally shooting a retired sheriff's deputy during the robbery of an amusement center more than a decade ago has been put to death.
John Manuel Quintanilla received lethal injection Tuesday evening for gunning down 60-year-old Victor Billings at a game room in Victoria, about 125 miles southwest of Houston. The 2002 slaying came just a few months after Quintanilla had been released from prison after serving a sentence for several burglary convictions.
The 36-year-old Quintanilla became the ninth Texas inmate to receive lethal injection this year and the 501st since the state resumed carrying out capital punishment in 1982.
His execution was carried out after the U.S. Supreme Court refused two last-day appeals.