Execution: Texas Inmate Put to Death Despite Claims of Innocence

Dallas, Texas – A Texas inmate was executed on Wednesday evening despite maintaining his innocence for over 20 years. Ivan Cantu, who was convicted for the fatal shooting of his cousin and his cousin’s girlfriend in 2000, received a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville. Cantu proclaimed his innocence until the end, claiming that he did not commit the murders. Authorities stated that Cantu killed his cousin, who was involved in illegal drug …

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