Texas Executes Man For Double Murder Despite Innocence Claims

Texas has executed a man accused of committing double murders despite protests about his innocence.

Ivan Cantu received a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for killing his cousin and his cousin’s girlfriend in 2000.

In final words from the execution chamber, Cantu repeated several times that he was innocent and didn’t commit the killings.

Cantu Claimed Innocence

Prosecutors said Cantu killed his cousin, James Mosqueda, who was involved in illegal drugs, and his cousin’s girlfriend, Amy Kitchen, as he tried to steal cocaine, marijuana, and cash from his cousin’s north Dallas home.

The 50-year-old maintained his innocence, saying he was not guilty and some rival drug dealer killed the victims.

Efforts were made to delay Cantu’s execution, but the Collin County district attorney said the evidence was clear.

The Prosecutors said police found enough evidence to suggest that Cantu indeed killed the two victims, but Cantu maintained that the apartment was staged.

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