TEXAS: FEB. 11TH - DANNY BARBER EXECUTED
I'm sorry for whatever pain I've caused.
I pray you get over it. I am regretful for what I done, but I
am a different person from that time."
Feb. 11, 1999----
A man who beat a woman to death 20 years
ago and confessed to 3
other murders was executed by injection Thursday night.
Danny Lee Barber came within an hour of
being executed Dec. 9, when a
federal judge issued a stay after Barber's attorneys raised questions
about Texas' clemency procedures. The judge later upheld the
Barber, 43, was condemned for the 1979
attack on Janice Louise Ingram,
50, at her home in the Dallas suburbs. Barber described the killing
burglary that went wrong and blamed it on alcoholism and depression.
Barber also confessed to 3 other murders
in Dallas County between
1977 and 1979, earning him life sentences for each.
"I'm sorry for whatever pain I've
caused," he said in his final
statement. "I pray you get over it. I am regretful for what
but I am a different person from that time."
Barber becomes the 5th condemned inmate
to be put to death in Texas
this year, and the 169th overall since the state resumed capital
punishment on Dec. 7, 1982.
Barber also becomes the 16th condemned
inmate to be put to death in
the USA in 1999, and the 516th overall since America resumed
on Jan. 17, 1977.
(sources: Associated Press and Rick Halperin)