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'Texas 7' inmate executed for officer's killing
By kktv.com
Published: 12/05/2018

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The Latest on the execution of a man convicted of killing a Texas police officer in 2000 (all times local):

A member of the notorious "Texas 7" gang of escaped prisoners has been executed for the fatal shooting of a suburban Dallas police officer during a Christmas Eve robbery nearly 18 years ago.

Joseph Garcia received lethal injection Tuesday evening for the 2000 shooting death of Irving police Officer Aubrey Hawkins.

The 47-year-old Garcia was part of a group of seven inmates who broke out of a South Texas prison December 2000 and committed numerous robberies before being captured, including the one during which they killed Hawkins.

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