Texas Sex Offender Executed

Texas Sex Offender Executed For Rape, Robbery, Murder Of Woman

A Texas sex offender was executed for the rape, robbery, and murder of a San Antonio woman 11 years ago. Ramon Torres Hernandez was put to death on Wednesday evening for the crime.

Hernandez, 39, was convicted along with two other people in the murder of Rosa Maria Rosando, who was grabbed and thrown into a car driven by the convicted sex offender when she refused to give up her purse during a drive-by robbery, reports KWTX.

Rosando was bound and gagged and taken to a motel where she was raped and killed. Her body was later buried in a shallow grave in the woods.

The Texas sex offender was on parole during the time of his arrest and was also suspected in the killings of three teenagers and a 12-year-old girl. Before his execution, Hernandez asked the US Supreme Court to hear his case and also petitioned the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles for clemency. Both were denied.

Fox News notes that during the Texas sex offender’s execution, the warden asked if he wished to make a final statement. Hernandez told a family member, “sorry for putting you through all this,” and added, “Tell everybody I love them.” He also glanced at the relatives of his victim, saying, “I’m very sorry for all the pain.”

Hernandez was given a fatal dose of pentobarbital and was declared dead at 6:38 pm CST, 26 minutes later. He is the 14th inmate to be executed in Texas this year — the state that is most active with the death penalty.

The Texas sex offender’s execution is also the first to take place this week, as Preston Hughes III is scheduled for execution on Thursday for his part in the murder of two people in Houston in 1988.

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