‘Suitcase Killer’ is executed for killing Texas woman, stuffing body in luggage

“Suitcase Killer” Rosendo Rodriguez III was executed Tuesday night in 2005 for the murder of a Lubbock, Texas woman.

(Texas Department of Criminal Justice)

A Texas man who was on death row for the murder of a pregnant Lubbock woman was executed on Tuesday.

Rosendo Rodriguez III, also known as the “Suitcase Killer,” was sentenced to death in 2005 for the murder of the 29-year-old Summer Baldwin, a pregnant prostitute whose naked and battered body was found in a new suitcase in a Lubbock city landfill.

The researchers sought the luggage purchase of Rodriguez, a 38-year-old Marine reservist, who was in Lubbock for the training.

He also confessed to the killing of a 16-year-old girl, also from Lubbock, and also dumped her body in a suitcase.

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Rodriguez’s lawyers on Tuesday a last-minute appeal to the Supreme court of the V. S. to stop the execution, in which they questioned the credibility of a medical examiner who testified in Rodriguez’s study of the fatal injuries by Baldwin.

The Supreme court rejected the appeal on less than 30 minutes before his scheduled death.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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