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HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A Texas death row inmate convicted of killing a fellow drug dealer while robbing him outside of a Waco convenience store 10 years ago has been executed.
Carroll Joe Parr received a lethal injection Tuesday evening. Appeals to block the punishment were rejected last week in the state and federal courts. And last-day appeals filed by Parr himself were denied at the U.S. Supreme Court and his trial court.
The 35-year-old Parr had told The Associated Press during a recent interview that he was resigned to his fate - and even welcomed it - although he insisted someone else killed 18-year-old Joel Dominguez.
Parr's execution is the fifth this year in Texas. At least 10 others are scheduled for the coming months, including one next week.
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