AP: Texas executes its first inmate of the year

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — I’m all right with this.” That’s what convicted killer Richard Masterson said before he was executed Wednesday in Huntsville, Texas, for a murder he committed 15 years ago.

The 43-year-old continued to claim that the strangulation of Darin Shane Honeycutt happened during sex and was accidental.

Masterson’s last-day appeals were rejected.

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