Texas Executes Nation's First Death Row Inmate of 2009

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Texas has put to death Curtis Moore for murdering three people during a night of robberies more than 13 years ago in Fort Worth.

Moore was the first execution in the nation this year.

Before receiving his lethal injection Wednesday night, the 40-year-old inmate thanked Irene Cox. She ministers to the spiritual needs of death row inmates.

In October, after other courts rejected the mental retardation arguments, the high court refused his appeal, clearing the way for Wednesday's punishment date.

He lost a last-ditch attempt at life earlier this week when the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles refused a clemency petition.

Moore was condemned for the fatal shootings of 24-year-old Roderick Moore, 24, who was not related to him, and 21-year-old LaTanya Boone, 21, both of Fort Worth. He was also convicted in the death of 20-year-old Henry Truevillian Jr., of Forest Hill.


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