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Arnold Pietro, the man who brutally killed at the age of 19, an elder couple and their 90 year old friend, will be given the lethal injection.
Almost Prieto has been convicted to the death which is set for this evening. The 41 year old, has been sentenced to death for the killing of an elderly couple of San Antonio and their 90 year old friend.
He will be the first prisoner from Texas, to be executed in 2015. In September 1993, he was 19 years old when he cold blooded murdered Rodolfo Rodriques of 72 years old, his 62 years old wife, Virginia and their former nanny, Paula Moran, who was living with them at the moment.
The terrible murder it is still remembered by some. The violence and brutality of the murder was covered by all the media of the time. Every one of the victims had been cut or stabbed more than 31 times with several weapons, a knife, a screw driver and an icepick. The murderer didn’t commit the crime by himself, he was accompanied byte other men who participated in the killing. One of the accomplices was a boy named Jesse Hernandez, whom at the time, because of being a minor couldn’t be sentenced to death, but he will remain in prison for the rest of his life in the Texas prison. The third man, was his brother, Lupe Hernandez, but he has not been charged with murder.
Arnold Prieto will be executed with the lethal injection set for the evening of January 21st at 6 p.m CST. The execution will be held in the death chamber of the Huntsville, Texas, state’s prison. Since the Supreme Court decided to bring back the death penalty, in 1976, there have been 518 executions in Texas, and Prieto will become number 519.
Arnold Pietro, admitted in front of the officials, that in the night of the murder, him and his buddies had consumed cocaine. All of them knew the couple, and after arriving at their house in the middle of the night, one of the victims, Virginia Rodriquez, made them something to eat. After they ate, they jumped on the three people in the house, killed them and robbed them of their goods and cash.
Arnold Pietro requested for his case to be revised by the Supreme Court, but his appeal was rejected.
Image Source: National Post