Thursday, December 12, 2002

December 4, 2002

Cain and Abel with oral in Texas...

Plus, drugs and dominos!?

Last Meal: One whole fried chicken (extra crispy), salad with Thousand Island dressing, French toast, two diet Cokes, one apple pie, and French fries

The skinny: Rojas confessed to killing his common-law wife and brother, whom he suspected of having an affair. Rojas, who had returned home after a night of drugs and dominoes, noticed Reed coming out his brother's bedroom in the double-wide trailer they shared. A jealous Rojas, who believed his wife was sleeping with his brother, immediately confronted her. Reed denied the accusation with a laugh. They went to the bedroom where Reed performed oral sex on him, after completion of said oral sex, Rojas shot her between the eyes with a .32-caliber pistol. He then called his brother out of the bathroom and shot him to death. Noticing his wife was still breathing on their bedroom floor, Rojas tied a plastic bag over her head and stacked pillows and blankets on her body.

Final words: Rojas, wearing a white collared shirt that partially exposed his chest, responded "No."

Regrets, I've had a few, but then again too few to mention: Leonard Rojas said recently he had no regrets about shooting Jo Ann Reed between the eyes after having one last sexual encounter with her.

"I'll never regret it. Never," he said of the 1994 killings. "These people, they were just basically evil. They just wanted my money, wanted my drugs and they wanted to do me in."

Factoids: Rojas was the 32nd person executed in Texas this year, bringing the total to 288 since Texas reinstated the death penalty in 1982.

"At least he's not crying about it," said the Texas Ranger who took Rojas' confession. "He is stepping up to the plate like he always did. He was a pretty pleasant ol' boy -- the crime aside."