Texas executes man for 1993 triple murder in San Antonio home

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 21, 2015 7:48 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas on Wednesday executed A 41-year-old man convicted of stabbing three people to death with a screwdriver, including his great-uncle and great-aunt, in a San Antonio home robbery in 1993, a prison officials said.

Arnold Prieto died at 6:31 p.m. CST at the state's prison death chamber in Huntsville after receiving a lethal injection.

He was the 519th person executed in Texas since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, the most of any state.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Sandra Maler)