Texas executes killer despite clemency calls

WASHINGTON: The US state of Texas on Tuesday executed a death row inmate despite a call for clemency from a son of the man he killed.

Mitesh Patel visited Christopher Young on Monday and described the meeting as emotionally moving for both of them.

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The last words of the condemned man were addressed to the family of the victim: “I want to make sure the Patel family knows I love them like they love me.”

“Make sure the kids in the world know I’m being executed and those kids I’ve been mentoring keep this fight going,” he said.

In November 2004, while under the influence of alcohol and narcotics, Young shot the manager of a San Antonio supermarket.

The scene was filmed by a surveillance camera.

One of Young’s daughters pleaded with the Texas authorities not to execute her father.

But the state’s pardon and parole board ruled out any leniency.

Texas is the state that executes the most inmates in the United States: Christopher Young is the eighth sentenced to die since the beginning of the year.

'Convict's crime is not less the murder of social conscience of society in particular and humanity in general'

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