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Man Who Killed Gas Station Clerk Is Executed in Texas

June 14, 2002|From Reuters

HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Texas executed a former nurse's aide by lethal injection Thursday for shooting a service station clerk in the face during a January 1996 robbery.

Daniel Reneau, 27, and an accomplice, Jeffery Wood, took a safe and cash box containing $11,350 in cash and checks from the Texaco service station in Kerrville, Texas, after Reneau shot the 31-year-old clerk, Kris Keeran.

Wood was also convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death for his role in Keeran's death.

He is on death row in Texas but his execution date has not been set.

Reneau and Wood were arrested the next day after witnesses described their appearance. Reneau, the 16th person executed in Texas this year and the sixth this month, did not make a final statement.

Since resuming capital punishment in 1982, after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted a national ban on the death penalty, Texas has executed 272 people, far more than any other state.

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