HUNTSVILLE, TX (AP) - A man who escaped prison in his native Mexico while serving a murder sentence was executed on Wednesday for the fatal beating a former Baylor University history professor and attack on his wife more than 16 years ago.
Ramiro Hernandez-Llanas, 44, was in the U.S. illegally when he was arrested for the October 1997 slaying of Glen Lich. Ten days earlier, Lich, 49, had given him a job helping with renovations at his ranch near Kerrville in the Texas Hill Country in exchange for living quarters.
Hernandez-Llanas is the sixth Texas prisoner executed this year and second in a week to receive lethal injection with a new supply of pentobarbital.
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