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Thursday, September 15, 2011
R.I.P. Steven Woods
Roman Colosseum lit to protest an execution
On September 13, 2011, Texas executed Steven Woods for the 2002 murders of Ronald Whitehead and Bethena Brosz.
The co-defendant, Marcus Rhodes, is serving a life sentence. At Woods' trial, the prosecution contended that Woods planned the crime and was the actual shooter. Rhodes, however, reached a plea agreement in which he admitted to having personally shot both the victims. Before he was put to death, Woods said: "You're not about to witness an execution. You
are about to witness a murder. I am strapped down for something Marcus
Rhodes did. I never killed nobody, ever."
This is the 33rd execution in the United States in 2011, the tenth in Texas (and number 235 for Governor Perry).