Last night, on November 14, 2012, the State of Texas executed Ramon Hernandez for the 2001 rape and murder of Rosa Rosado in San Antonio. Another co-defendant in the case, co-defendant, Santos Minjarez, also was sentenced to death but died on death row earlier this year. Read more about the case in the San Antonio Express-News.
This was the 14th execution to take place in Texas this year out of 39 nationwide. Tonight, Preston Hughes III is scheduled to be put to death for the 1988 murders of Shandra Charles, age 15, and Marcell Taylor, age 3, in Houston. Read more about his case in the Houston Chronicle and Austin Chronicle.