Killer Executed; ‘He Doesn’t Deserve Mercy’


( – Showing no mercy for unashamed criminals, Texas executed killer Ramiro Gonzales after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his final appeal.

According to the Texas Tribune, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice confirmed that 41-year-old Gonzales was pronounced dead at 6:50 p.m. following a lethal injection of pentobarbital at the state’s penitentiary in Huntsville.

After his death, officials released Gonzales’ last statement, where he apologized for the murder of 18-year-old Bridget Townsend.

“I can’t put into words the pain I have caused y’all, the hurt what I took away that I cannot give back,” Gonzales said. “I hope this apology is enough. I lived the rest of this life for you guys to the best of my ability for restitution, restoration, taking responsibility.”

In 2006, Gonzales was convicted and sentenced to death for the rape and murder of Townsend while already serving a life sentence for the abduction and rape of Florence Teich.

During Gonzales’ trial for Townsend’s murder, psychiatrist Dr. Edward Gripon suggested that Gonzales could pose a future danger if he remained alive.

However, a recent report stated that Gripon no longer supported his earlier testimony, believing Gonzales would not be a threat.

Moreover, the criminal’s attorneys argued that his changed behavior, rooted in his Christian faith and ministry to others in jail, showed he no longer posed a risk to the public. Despite these arguments, the Supreme Court denied their request with no noted dissents.

Earlier this week, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles voted 7-0 against granting Gonzales clemency.

Townsend’s mother, Patricia, opposed Gonzales’ efforts to appeal his execution, citing his childhood experiences of abuse.

“He doesn’t deserve mercy,” Patricia expressed. “And his childhood should not have anything to do with it. I know a lot of people that had a hard childhood … He made his choice.”

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