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A jury convicted Valle of capital murder in April 2001 and sentenced him to death. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed the conviction and sentence in July 2003. All of his subsequent appeals in state and federal court were denied.
"I did wrong...to a lot of people," Valle said in an interview from death row a few days before his execution. "I've been trying to work on my life since then."
Valle's execution was attended by members of his family as well as relatives of Gregory Garcia. Jose Junco's relatives did not attend.
"I am sorry with all my heart," Valle said in his last statement. "That's the reality of life. I am sorry. I got to pay for it." Valle then expressed love to his family members who attended his execution. Concluding his statement, he told the warden, "I am ready." The lethal injection was then started. He was pronounced dead at 6:21 p.m.
By David Carson. Posted on 11 November 2009. Edited on 30 November 2009.
Sources: Texas Attorney General's office, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Houston Chronicle, public records.