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    Pro-police bikers drown out Texas cop killer's final words with revved engines during execution
    BY Meg Wagner
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Thursday, August 13, 2015, 12:12 PM
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    Daniel Lee Lopez, 27, was executed Wednesday for killing a cop in 2009.
    Texas bikers standing in solidarity with a slain police officer muffled the final words of his killer by loudly revving their engines outside of the prison during the Wednesday night execution.

    Daniel Lee Lopez — who wrote multiple letters to a judge pleading for an earlier execution date — was executed by lethal injection Wednesday.

    The 27-year-old was convicted of striking and killing a Corpus Christi officer during a 2009 police chase.

    A group of bikers supporting police gathered outside of the Huntsville prison before the execution. As Lopez gave his final words, the racers revved their engines in unison — a roar so loud it could be heard inside the execution chamber.

    “I hope this execution helps my family and also the victim's family," Lopez said as the engine noises muffled his speech. "This was never meant to be, sure beyond my power. I can only walk the path before me and make the best of it. I'm sorry for putting you all through this. I am sorry. I love you. I am ready. May we all go to heaven.”

    He was pronounced dead at 6:31 p.m. CDT — 15 minutes after the lethal dose began.

    After his 2009 sentencing, Lopez wrote letters to a federal judge and pleaded for his execution to move forward. Last week, as his lawyer challenged his death sentence, he said that a Supreme Court reprieve would be “disappointing.”

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    Lopez was executed by lethal injection Wednesday for killing Corpus Christi Lt. Stuart Jay Alexander in 2009.


    Lopez’s attorney David Dow argued that the inmate’s desire to die demonstrated “obvious and severe mental illness.” Ultimately, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the appeals.

    Dow also argued the March 2009 crime was not a capital murder because Lopez didn't intend to kill Corpus Christi Lt. Stuart Alexander.

    The 2009 police chase started when Lopez started fighting with an officer during a routine traffic stop. He sped away, evading cops trying to nab him.

    Alexander, 47, was standing in a grassy area on the side of a highway after putting down spike strips to help catch Lopez when the fugitive fatally struck him with his SUV.

    When he was finally was cornered by police car, Lopez tried ramming his SUV to escape and didn't stop until he was shot.

    Deputies found a dozen packets of cocaine and a small scale in a false compartment in the console of the SUV. Records showed Lopez was on probation at the time after pleading guilty to indecency with a child in Galveston County and was a registered sex offender. He had other arrests for assault.

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    Pro-police bikers revved their engines outside the Texas prison during the execution in a show of support for the slain cop.
    During the Wednesday night execution, the officer's widow, Vicky Alexander, prayed as the lethal injection drugs took effect.

    “This has nothing to do with revenge,” she said later, after hugging more than a dozen police officers who stood at attention as she departed the prison. "This has to do with the law.”

    A nurse of 25 years, she said watching an execution is “totally against (her) grain.”

    “But it's justice for my husband,” she added.

    Lopez is the 10th inmate put to death this year in Texas, which carries out capital punishment more than any other state. Nationally, he was the 19th prisoner to be executed.
     
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    I thought the final words were more closure for the victim's family than solice for the criminal :dontknow:
     
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    Is it just me, or does that that thing look kinda like a penguin?
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    They'll put him on ice.
     
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    NEGGED AND REPORTED!!!:pissed:

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    I always knew that penguins were evil
     
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    How dare you! :ballhit:
     
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    And, here's one for you, too. :mad:

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    My hero! :hersh:
     
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    Who could hate a penguin?
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    the poor things are filthy ._.
     
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