Texas conducted its 13th execution of 2012, last night in Huntsville. It was the 490th post-Furman Texas execution since 1982, and the 251st execution 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.
"Texas exectues man for killing woman in 2002," is the AFP post.
The US state of Texas executed a man on Thursday for killing a woman during a break in at the victim's home a decade ago, authorities said.
Mario Swain, 33, was pronounced dead by lethal injection at 6:39 pm (0039 GMT Friday), according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He had no final statement.
Swain's death brought to 37 the number of executions in the United States this year.
To date, there have been 37 executions in American death penalty states this year; a total of 1,314 post-Furman executions since 1977.
According to TDCJ, two additional executions have been scheduled by Texas district courts for this year. Five execution dates have already been set for 2013. The next scheduled Texas executions are November 14 and 15; they should be the final Texas executions of 2012.