The Latest: the Supreme court won’t block Texas execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas – The Latest on the Texas implementation of Rosendo Rodriguez (all times are local):

5:45 pm

The U.S. Supreme court has refused to block the execution of a Texas prisoner scheduled to die for the death of a 29-year-old Lubbock woman who are beaten, naked body was stuffed in a new piece of luggage and threw it in the trash.

The high court, without comment, rejected the appeal of the lawyers for the 38-year-old Rosendo Rodriguez III is less than 30 minutes before he was scheduled to be taken to the Texas death chamber Tuesday evening for the fatal injection.

His lawyers had questioned the credibility of a medical examiner who testified in Rodriguez’s study of the fatal injuries that Summer Baldwin when she was raped and assaulted in 2005. Her body was then folded up in a suitcase and dumped in the trash. The suitcase purchase was traced back to Rodriguez, who has been in Lubbock for Naval reserve training, and was arrested at his parents ‘ home in San Antonio.


12:05 pm

Attorneys for a condemned Texas inmate who became known as the “suitcase killer” in search of the Supreme court of the V. S. to halt his execution for the murder of a 29-year-old Lubbock woman who are beaten, naked body was stuffed in a piece of luggage and threw it in the trash about 12 years ago.

Rosendo Rodriguez III, is scheduled for lethal injection Tuesday evening, also well-known for the killing of a 16-year-old Lubbock girl and disposing of her body in a suitcase.

He would be the fourth prisoner executed this year in Texas, the nation’s busiest death penalty state.

The employees at the Lubbock city landfill in September 2005 discovered the body of Summer Baldwin, described in court documents as a prostitute who was 10 weeks pregnant when she was raped and beaten.

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