Killer in Amarillo robbery executed

August 1, 2008 4:05:34 AM PDT
Texas executed condemned inmate Larry Donnell Davis for orchestrating and taking part in the robbery and fatal stabbing and beating of a man in Amarillo 13 years ago. He quoted from the Bible in his final statement, saying, "Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted."

He then said -- quote -- "It is finished."

The parents of Davis' victim watched through a window a few feet from him but he never looked at them. He was pronounced dead eight minutes after the lethal drugs began to flow.

Forty-year-old Davis had been out of prison less than four months when authorities said he and several friends were involved in robbing an acquaintance, 26-year-old Michael Barrow, and killing him at Barrow's home.

Davis' execution was the fourth in Texas this year and the second in as many weeks.

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