TEXAS (USA): ANTHONY DOYLE EXECUTED
March 27, 2014: Anthony Doyle, 29, Black,Â was executed in Texas.
He was sentenced to death in 2004 for the robbery and slaying of a woman who was attacked while delivering food to his parents' home.
Doyle was given a lethal injection for the January 16, 2003 death of Hyun Mi Cho, who was beaten with a baseball bat, then robbed of her car, cellphone and credit cards.
Evidence showed Doyle ordered the doughnuts and breakfast tacos that the 37-year-old Cho delivered. He shared the food with friends after stuffing the woman's body in a neighbor's trash can in an alley behind the home in a suburb of Dallas.
He was arrested at a friend's home in Dallas, then gave police a 10-page written confession.
Doyle was sentenced to death in 2004.
A few hours earlier a state judge ordered Texas to release the name of its new drug supplier. The decision was for two inmates due to be executed in April and had no impact on Doyle's execution. Doyle was the fourth person executed in Texas this year and the 512th in the state since the death penalty was reinstated. Doyle becomes the 13th to be put to death this year in the USA and the 1372st overall since the nation resumed executions on January 17, 1977. (Sources: wtaq.com, Reuters, 27/03/2014)