Skip to comments.Second Convict in Tyler (Texas) Gay Slaying Executed Today
Posted on 10/13/2004 8:15:33 PM PDT by COEXERJ145
HUNTSVILLE - Condemned inmate Donald Aldrich was executed Tuesday for the abduction of a homosexual East Texas man who wound up victim of a gay-bashing murder.
In a brief final statement, Aldrich apologized to the family of his victim although none was present.
"I hope that you can forgive me," he said.
"To my family and loved ones and friends, I thank all of you for your support and I'm sorry for the pain and hurt I have caused you," Aldrich said. "I love you all and will see you on the other side."
Aldrich closed his eyes and gasped slightly as the lethal drugs began taking effect. He was pronounced dead at 6:18 p.m., six minutes later.
Aldrich, 39, was the second man executed for his involvement in the fatal shooting of Nicholas West, 23, of Tyler, nearly 11 years ago.
Henry Earl Dunn, 28, was put to death in February 2003. Each man blamed the other for West's slaying, but authorities contended both participated in the shooting.
Aldrich was the 16th convicted killer executed this year in Texas and third in eight days. Two more remain on the schedule for this month and five are set for November.
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He now has a permanent position with the Huntsville Flatliners Club.
Good riddance to bad rubbish.
Executions aren't pleasant, but he brought it on himself. Hopefully, the loved ones of his victim can find a measure of peace.
Asshats of a feather get injected together.
He was followed into the hereafter two hours later by the junior Senator from Massachusetts.
I agree, murder is murder, no matter what the motivation. In my personal opinion, we don't really understand homosexual issues pro or con, but that has NOTHING to do with murder. The punishment should fit the crime, not categorized by the victim.
Although I lean against capital punishment except in the most heinous of cases, I think in this instance Justice has been served. May God have mercy on his soul and on the loved ones of the man he and his accomplice murdered.
Sometimes, its just a sad old world.
"And so called "hate crimes" laws weren't even needed to bring the piece of human debris to final justice."
Exactly, but the libs would spin this into Texas "still" being against hate crime legislation (which, ironically, has lighter sentences than first degree murder or manslaughter), and despite the fact that the Texas justice system has rid their state of this degenerate and the scummy murderers of James Bird a few years back - all being "hate crime" in nature. Someone please explain to me their logic as my brain hurts.
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