Texan Executed for Deaths of Stepchildren

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- A self-described "non-caring monster" who admitted killing five relatives apologized Tuesday night before being executed in Huntsville.

Terry Lee Hankins was condemned for the 2001 shooting deaths of his two stepchildren at their home in Mansfield. The victims were 12-year-old Devin Galley and 11-year-old Ashley Mason.

Hankins, in his final statement, said: "I am sorry for what I've done and for all the pain and suffering my actions caused.

His voice wavered as he said: "Jesus is Lord. All glory to God."

Hankins surrendered at his girlfriend's Arlington apartment after a standoff with police who wanted him for gunning down his estranged wife, Tammy, and her two children.

Hankins then told officers he'd also killed his father and half-sister almost a year earlier.

Hankins was the 16th condemned prisoner executed this year in Texas.

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