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Published: Tuesday, 6/27/2006

Texas executes Railroad Killer

ASSOCIATED PRESS

HUNTSVILLE, Texas Train-hopping serial killer Angel Maturino Resendiz, linked to at least 15 murders near railroad tracks around the country, was executed Tuesday night.

In his final statement, Resendiz asked for forgiveness.

Resendiz, 46, was pronounced dead at 8:05 p.m. Central time.

The Mexican drifter known as the Railroad Killer was executed for the slaying of physician Claudia Benton 7 years ago. She was killed during a deadly spree in 1998 and 1999 that earned Resendiz a spot on the FBI s Most Wanted list as authorities searched for a murderer who slipped across the U.S. border and roamed the country by freight train.

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