Texas executes man for murder of liquor store clerk

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Posted: Feb 16, 2016 7:40 PM

(Reuters) - Texas on Tuesday executed a man who was convicted of fatally shooting a liquor store clerk in a robbery outside of Dallas in 1990.

Gustavo Garcia, 43, who has spent more than half of his life on death row, was put to death by lethal injection at the state's execution chamber in Huntsville. He was pronounced dead at 6:26 p.m., a prisons official said.

(Reporting by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; Editing by Sandra Maler)