Texas executes man for bludgeoning mechanic to death in robbery

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 18, 2015 8:04 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas on Thursday executed Gregory Russeau, 45, who was convicted of killing a 75-year-old auto mechanic in a 2001 robbery and driving off from the crime scene in the victim's car.

Russeau was pronounced dead at 6:49 p.m. CDT after receiving a lethal injection at the state's death chamber in Huntsville, a prisons official said.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Sandra Maler)