Texas inmate Mark Anthony Stroman was executed Wednesday for the killing of a man from India in what Stroman believed to be revenge for the September 11, 2001, attacks, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said.
Stroman was put to death at 9:53 p.m. ET, the spokesman said.
Stroman, 41, made national headlines after he fatally shot Vasudev Patel during a shooting rampage after the 9/11 attacks. An admitted white supremacist, Stroman targeted those he believed were Middle Eastern in revenge for the attacks.
Patel was shot at the Mesquite, Texas, gas station that he operated.
A Pakistani man, Waqar Hasan, was also killed, and a Bangladeshi man, Rais Bhuiyan, was seriously wounded in separate attacks committed by Stroman, prosecutors said.
It appears he got two out of three. The Indian was misindentification. These are just facts.
I understand how he felt but he should have been executed. Hopefully his family will build him a tombstone with the etching “Here Lies the first Soldier to respond to 911”.
18 posted on Thursday, July 21, 2011 3:52:01 AM by Terry Mross (I’ll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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It’s since been deleted, but here it is in all it’s glory!
Thanks to Seventyfour for the tip!