A Texas man was executed Tuesday evening for killing a 61-year-old grandmother a decade ago during an eight-day crime spree.
Mark Anthony Soliz, 37, died by lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville. He was the sixth inmate executed in Texas this year. Nine more are scheduled.
As per report he used his last words to address the family members of the victim.
“I wanted to apologize for the grief and the pain that I caused you all. I’ve been considering changing my life. It took me 27 years to do so. Man, I want to apologize, I don’t know if me passing will bring you all comfort for the pain and suffering I caused you all. I am at peace,” he said. “Oh man I didn’t know if you all would come or not, but I am glad you all did so I could talk to y’all. I know the pain when I talk to my grandma. I’m just glad I got a chance to talk to you all.”
Soliz was convicted in the June 2010 killing of Nancy Weatherly in her home in Godley. Appeals to stop the execution were turned down at the state and federal levels. The most recent denial came Monday from the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.