Texas executes man who murdered woman, set her body on fire

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Posted: Jan 29, 2015 8:19 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas on Thursday executed Robert Ladd, 57, who was convicted of bludgeoning and choking a woman to death in her home in 1996 and then setting her body on fire.

Ladd was pronounced dead at the state's death chamber in Huntsville at 7:02 p.m. CST after receiving a lethal injection, a prisons spokesman said.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Sandra Maler)