Texas carried out its 12th execution of 2012, last night in Huntsville. It was the 489th post-Furman Texas execution since 1982, and the 250th execution conducted under the administration of Governor Rick Perry. Texas has the nation's most active death chamber and accounts for more than 37% of the executions in America's death penalty states.
Reuters posts, "Texas executes man who murdered girlfriend over money," by Corrie MacLaggan.
Donnie Lee Roberts, 41, became the 35th person executed in the United States this year and the 12th in Texas. He was pronounced dead at 6:39 p.m. local time at the state prison in Huntsville, the state Department of Criminal Justice.
According to the AP report, Roberts was pronounced dead 23 minutes after the single dose lethal injection of pentobarbital.
To date, there have been 35 executions in American death penalty states this year; a total of 1,312 post-Furman executions since 1977.
According to TDCJ, six additional executions have been scheduled by Texas district courts, including two set for 2013. The next scheduled Texas execution in November 8.