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Texas Executes Man Who Killed Clerk in Robbery

Associated Press
Wednesday, September 22, 2004; Page A10

HUNTSVILLE, Tex., Sept. 21 -- A murderer apologized to his victim's family before being executed Tuesday for fatally shooting a San Antonio convenience store clerk during a robbery 11 years ago that netted $45.

"I am real sorry," said Andrew Flores, 32, looking at the wife of John Moreno, who was 23 when he was killed in 1993. "I took a family member's life, and I shouldn't have. . . . I won't ask for your forgiveness. God will be my judge."

The one-time gang leader then expressed his love to friends and relatives, including his sobbing mother and sister.

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