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Arturo Diaz

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Arturo Diaz

Arturo Diaz

On the night of April 3, 1999, in McAllen, Texas, Diaz and one codefendant, murdered a man by stabbing him 94 times in the upper chest with a knife at the victim's apartment. They also stabbed another man, who was also at the apartment, two times in the face.

Diaz and the codefendant went to the apartment looking for drugs and also intended to rob the victim.

UPDATE: On September 26, 2013, Arturo Diaz was executed after a last-minute appeal was denied by the U.S. Supreme Court. In his last statement, Diaz told the father of his victim, "I hope this can bring some relief for you and your family." He then told his own relatives in Spanish, "I am with God."

Source: Texas Department of Criminal Justice

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