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Bryan Man Executed For 1994 Murder

1994 photo of Carl Blue courtesy of Brazos County's Judicial Records Search at: http://justiceweb.co.brazos.tx.us

1994 photo of Carl Blue courtesy of Brazos County’s Judicial Records Search at: http://justiceweb.co.brazos.tx.us

Update Thursday evening:

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) _ Texas has executed a death row inmate convicted of killing his former girlfriend at her apartment by dousing her with gasoline and setting her on fire.

Forty-eight-year-old Carl Blue was executed by lethal injection Thursday evening.

Blue was convicted of the September 1994 death of 38-year-old Carmen Richards-Sanders at her apartment in Bryan, a town about 100 miles northwest of Houston.

Prosecutors said the attack was the result of jealousy. Blue said it was a prank gone wrong.

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected his final appeal shortly before the execution. His death was the first execution this year in the nation’s most active death penalty state.

Original story:

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) _ A man convicted of killing his former girlfriend at her Bryan apartment by throwing gasoline on her and setting her on fire is set for execution in Huntsville.

Carl Blue faces lethal injection Thursday evening for the September 1994 death of 38-year-old Carmen Richards-Sanders. Blue also tossed a convenience store cup of gasoline on a man at her apartment and set him on fire in the same attack. The man survived serious burns to testify against Blue at his Brazos County trial.

Attorneys for the 48-year-old Blue are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to delay the punishment after the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused a similar appeal late Wednesday.

The 48-year-old Blue’s execution would be the first this year in Texas.

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