Texas inmate executed in 1994 killing of ex-girlfriend

02/21/2013 // West Palm Beach , Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Texas – A Texas inmate convicted in the 1994 killing of his ex-girlfriend was the first to be put to death by lethal injection in the state this year on Thursday. As reported by Reuters, Carl Henry Blue, 48, was executed at the state penitentiary at Huntsville and pronounced dead at 6:56 p.m. according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Blue reportedly doused his ex-girlfriend, Carmen Richards-Sanders, 38, and another man with gasoline and set them on fire in her home. The man survived his injuries; however, Richards-Sanders died several days later of related organ failure.

Blue is stated to have turned himself in afterward, claiming the incident was a prank and it was not his intention for Richards-Sanders to die.

Justice News Flash delivers the latest in Texas legal news.

Media Information:

Address: 215 South Olive Suite 300 W. Palm Beach FL 33401
Phone: 866-598-1315
Url: http://justicenews.visionsmartnews.com/texas-inmate-executed-in-1994-killing-of-ex-girlfriend_8771.html