Texas executes man convicted of killing 3 in San Antonio

Updated: 2015-01-22 09:44


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Texas executes man convicted of killing 3 in San Antonio

Arnold Prieto is seen in an undated picture released by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Huntsville, Texas. Prieto was convicted of stabbing three people to death with a screwdriver, including his great-uncle and great-aunt, in a San Antonio home robbery in 1993, and is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday. [Photo/Agencies]

HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A 41-year-old man has been put to death in Texas for the slayings of three people during a robbery at their San Antonio home more than 21 years ago.

Arnold Prieto on Wednesday evening became the first prisoner executed this year in Texas, which carried out 10 executions in 2014.

He received a lethal injection for the slayings of 72-year-old Rodolfo Rodriguez, his 62-year-old wife, Virginia, and Paula Moran, their 90-year-old former nanny who lived with them. Each was stabbed or cut multiple times with an icepick, screwdriver or knife.

Jewelry and about $300 was taken.

Prieto and two brothers related to the Rodriguezes were arrested in suburban Dallas seven months after the September 1993 killings. Prieto was the only one to get the death penalty.

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