Texas to ex­e­cute man for killing three in fire

Metro Canada (Winnipeg) - - METRO NEWS - The As­so­ci­ATed Press

Texas in­mate raphael hol­i­day is set for lethal in­jec­tion Wed­nes­day evening for set­ting fire to a log cabin and killing his tod­dler daugh­ter and her two young half-sis­ters 15 years ago. it’s a crime he says he did not com­mit.

“i loved my kids,” hol­i­day, 36, said re­cently from a vis­it­ing cage out­side Texas’ death row. “i never would do harm to any of them.”

A jury found him re­spon­si­ble for the fa­tal blaze, how­ever. hol­i­day would be the 13th prisoner ex­e­cuted this year in Texas, which car­ries out the death penalty more than any other state, and 26th con­vict ex­e­cuted this year.

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