A man who kidnapped and raped a 16-year-old Texas girl before pouring gasoline on her and burying her alive, has been executed by the U.S. government.
The judgement comes 26 years after, as the horrific incidence occured in 1994.
It was learnt that Orlando Hall (the convict) had kidnapped, raped, and murder the 16-year-old sister of two Texas drug dealers, he suspected had stolen money from him.
The victim, Lisa Rene was abducted in 1994 from her apartment by five men, including Hall, who had gone there to confront her brothers. When they found her instead, the gang of marijuana traffickers took her at gunpoint to Arkansas where she was raped, beaten, doused with gasoline before being buried alive.
On Thurday, at around 11.47pm, Hall was put to death via lethal injection at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.
A victim impact statement on behalf of Lisa’s family was issued following the execution, 26 years after her tragic death.
“Today marks the end of a very long and painful chapter in our lives,” Pearl Rene said. “My family and I are very relieved that this is over.”
Hall is the eighth federal inmate put to death this year under the Donald Trump administration after a nearly two-decade hiatus.