Texas executes 27-year-old man for killing police officer

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Posted: Aug 12, 2015 7:41 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas on Wednesday executed a 27-year-old man who was convicted of killing a veteran police officer in 2009 and had waived his rights to appeal his death sentence.

Daniel Lopez was pronounced dead at 6:31 p.m. after receiving a lethal injection at the state's death chamber in Huntsville, a prisons spokesman said.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Sandra Maler)