TEXAS. MAN EXECUTED FOR KILLING AIR FORCE OFFICER
March 28, 2007: a San Antonio man convicted of killing an Air Force officer during a carjacking 10 years ago was executed in Texas by lethal injection.
Vincent Gutierrez, 28, did not look at relatives or a friend of the victim as they stood a few feet away looking through a window. He said he was sorry the situation happened, but it was unclear if he was apologizing for the fatal shooting.
Gutierrez was one of two carjackers condemned for the March 1997 shooting death of Capt. Jose Cobo, 39, whose body was shoved from his car and dumped on the shoulder of Interstate 410 during a morning rush hour in the Alamo city.
Gutierrez was 18 at the time. Just two weeks before the shooting, he had been released from a two-month stint at a prison boot camp for a burglary conviction.
Gutierrez was the 10th prisoner to die by injection this year in the nation's busiest capital punishment state. (Sources: Ap, 28/03/2007)