Texas set to execute killer-for-hire

Texas set to execute killer-for-hireThe state of Texas on Tuesday prepared to execute a man convicted of taking $ 2,000 for the 1992 murder of a woman in a murder-for-hire plot to obtain life insurance money. Rolando Ruiz, now 44, is scheduled for execution by lethal injection late Tuesday at the state prison in Huntsville. In July 1992, a man named Mark Rodriguez met Ruiz and offered him the payment in exchange for killing his sister-in-law Theresa Rodriguez.

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