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By: Fox S.A. Staff
(AP) -- Texas prison officials have executed a registered sex offender for the rape, robbery and slaying of a woman abducted from a San Antonio bus stop 11 years ago.
Ramon Torres Hernandez was one of three people convicted in the killing of 37-year-old Rosa Maria Rosado.
She was pulled into a car Hernandez was driving after she refused to let go of her purse during a drive-by robbery.
The 41-year-old Hernandez was on parole at the time of his arrest in Rosado's death.
He also was a suspect in the slayings of three teenagers and a 12-year-old girl.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused last month to review Hernandez's death sentence and no late appeals were filed in the courts to block the lethal injection tonight.
Texas House Democrat Eiland won't seek re-election
May 23, 2013 01:21 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Veteran Democratic Rep. Craig Eiland of Galveston says he won't seek re-election.
His voice cracking, Eiland addressed the House late Wednesday and said he wants to spend more time with his wife and children, and be a better lawyer.
Eiland said he first came to the Legislature 20 years ago as a bachelor. He said that's why his spending so many hours away from home as a lawmaker is the only life his family has ever known.
He said working with so many first-term and second-term representatives has him convinced "we're in good shape for the future," but added of the younger legislators: "Some of them are crazy."
Eiland also noted that bipartisanship and multiculturalism will drive Texas' future.
His announcement drew a standing ovation and hugs from his colleagues.
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