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Massey pleaded not guilty to killing Christina Benjamin and Brian King. A jury found him guilty and sentenced him to death. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed his conviction. All of his other appeals in state and federal courts were rejected.
At his execution, Massey confessed to his crime and apologized to the victim's family: "I do not know any of y'all and that is unfortunate, because I would like to apologize to each and every one of you individually." "I want you to know I did do it," he continued, "I'm sorry for what I have done." He added, "I know you guys want to know where the rest of her remains are. I put her remains in the Trinity River." Next, he expressed love to individual members of his family and apologized to them "for all of the pain that I have caused." He then talked about how "God has used this to change my life" and proclaimed Jesus as Lord. In closing, he said, "Tonight I dance on the streets of gold. Let those without sin cast the first stone." His last statement finished, the lethal flow was started. Massey was pronounced dead at 6:20 p.m.
By David Carson. Posted on 5 April 2001. Revised on 11 April 2001.
Sources: Texas Attorney General's Office, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Associated Press.