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Texas Executes Killer

July 8, 1999

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) _ A man whose nickname for himself was ``Evil″ was executed by injection Wednesday for killing a woman during a burglary of her home.

Tyrone Fuller, 35, was convicted of killing a 26-year-old woman who was stabbed 44 times, beaten, whipped with an electrical cord and raped.

A pathologist determined she likely lived for several hours after the 1988 attack but couldn’t scream for help because one of the stab wounds severed her vocal chords.

At the time of the attack, Fuller was on parole for his second burglary conviction.

One of Fuller’s accomplices received a life prison term in a plea bargain. Charges against a third man were dropped.

``Please do not mourn my death or my life. I hold no bitterness toward no one,″ Fuller said in his final statement. ``Just remember the light. I’m going to let this light shine. Remember to let the light shine.″

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