A self described White Supremacist was executed in Huntsville last night, becoming the eighth person to be put to death in Texas in 2019, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Justen Hall, who was a 'District Captain' of the racist Aryan Circle gang in his home town of Ft. Worth, killed a woman to protect his methamphetamine operation, according to prison spokesman Robert Hurst.
"He was convicted in 2004 for the strangulation death of Melanie Billhartz two years earlier," he said. "Hall killed Billhartz after becoming worried that he would disclose his drug operation to authorities."
Hall's mother and half sister cried during the execution, and Hall himself wept while strapped to the gurney."
He apologized for causing them 'heartache and pain,' stating 'it never should have happened.'
Police in El Paso say Hall was suspected in a second murder in that city in 2002.
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