First of Three Consecutive TX Executions a Late One

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- DaRoyce Mosley was executed late Tuesday for the 1994 death of a woman who was one of four people gunned down in a holdup at a Kilgore bar.

The lethal drugs were not administered to Mosley until the U.S. Supreme Court resolved a late appeal -- about five hours after the scheduled time for the execution. He was executed about an hour before his death warrant would have expired.

In a brief final statement, Mosley said he appreciated the love and support he had received over the years. His mother and sister cried and sobbed as he died.

The 32-year-old from Kilgore was the 22nd Texas condemned inmate executed this year and the first of three to die on consecutive evenings.

Mosley didn't deny walking into the Kilgore bar intending to rob the place. But he says an uncle who accompanied him was responsible for the slayings. Ray Don Mosley accepted a plea bargain and is serving life in prison.

DaRoyce Mosley said he wrongly confessed to the slaying of Patricia Colter. Also killed was her husband Duane, plus Alvin Waller and Luva

A bar worker was shot, but survived and was able to call for help.