HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A North Texas man convicted in the fatal shooting of a teenager during a carjacking outside a nightclub 12 years ago has been executed.
Forty-year-old Ronnie Threadgill received lethal injection Tuesday evening in Huntsville less than two hours after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-day appeal.
Threadgill expressed love to friends and supporters and said he was "going to a better place."
He was pronounced dead almost 30 minutes later.
Attorneys for the 40-year-old Threadgill argued his case deserved review because he had deficient legal help during his 2002 capital murder trial when he was sentenced to die for the killing of 17-year-old Dexter McDonald.
State attorneys contended the appeal was only an attempt to delay the punishment.
The execution is the third this year in Texas.
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