Texas executes Robert Wayne Harris after appeal denial

Robert Harris/photo by Texas Department of Criminal Justice

The state of Texas executed a convicted killer on Thursday night after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his last appeal for stay of execution.

The execution of Robert Wayne Harris, 40, took place at 6 p.m in Polk County.  He was pronounced dead by lethal injection at 6:43 p.m.

He is the 485th person to be executed in Texas since 1982.

Harris last statement: “I want to let y’all  know that I love you, Billy, I love  you, English, Hart and Eloise.  Dwight, take care of Dwight.  I’m going home,  I’m going home.  I’ll be all right, don’t worry, I love y’all.  God Bless and  the Texas Rangers, Texas Rangers.”

He said nothing to the family of the victims.

Harris confessed to killing five people after being fired from Mi-T Fine Car Wash in Irving, Texas.

In 2000, he exposed himself to a female customer while at work and the police arrested him.

After his arrest and losing the job, Harris returned with a firearm and killed the manager and other employees.

Harris also confessed to the murder of Sandra Scott months before the killing spree. He then led the police to her remains but was never tried for her murder.

He also confessed plans to travel to Florida in order to kill an ex-girlfriend, according to the Associated Press.

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