|Roman Colosseum lit to protest an execution|
As for the other six, one committed suicide before he could be arrested, one (Michael Rodriguez) has already been put to death, and the other four, each sentenced to death, are awaiting execution.
In a statement Rivas said, "I do apologize for everything that happened. Not because I'm here, but for closure in your hearts. I really do believe you deserve that."
This is the sixth execution in the United States in 2012, the second in Texas.