In 2010, Gary Green stabs his wife and drowns his daughter in the bathtub. The now executed verdict of a Texas court: death by lethal injection. Despite massive criticism, Texas is sticking to the death penalty. Another man is scheduled to be executed in the US state later this week.
A man convicted of murdering his wife and daughter in 2010 has been executed in Texas. Gary Green, 51, was given a lethal injection in the city of Huntsville on Tuesday. According to the competent authority, he was pronounced dead at 7:07 p.m. local time.
Fourteen years ago, Green stabbed his wife and drowned their six-year-old daughter in a bathtub. According to media reports, on the morning of the crime he found his wife's letter of separation and then announced that "five lives would be wiped out". However, he did not kill his wife's two sons, aged nine and twelve. Instead, he tried to take his own life.
Green's lawyers fought to the end to have the death sentence overturned. They argued, among other things, with the alleged psychological impairments of their client.
It is the seventh death sentence carried out in the United States this year. Most recently, an African American man convicted of triple murder was executed in Texas in early February - although his lawyer had complained about racial prejudice in the trial against the 54-year-old. A number of US states are sticking to the death penalty despite massive criticism.
Another man is scheduled to be executed in Texas on Thursday. Death row inmate Arthur Brown has been convicted of four counts of murder. He denies the crime.