Execution Set for Inmate Who Killed North Texas Grandmother in 2010 Robbery

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) – Almost a decade after a 61-year-old North Texas grandmother was killed in a robbery, the man responsible is set to be executed tonight.

Mark Anthony Soliz shot Nancy Weatherly in her home near Godley in Johnson County during an eight-day crime spree in 2010.

He’s scheduled to die by lethal injection in Huntsville.

Prosecutors portrayed the 37-year-old Soliz as a dangerous individual who killed Weatherly for a “pittance of property.”

They said he and his accomplice, Jose Clemente Ramos, committed armed robbery, carjacked, burglarized homes and also killed, Ruben Martinez, a beer delivery truck driver.

Ramos was sentenced to life in prison for the murders.

Appeals courts have turned down requests by Soliz’s attorneys to stop the execution. The lawyers had argued Soliz is intellectually disabled due to fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Soliz’s attorneys say no other appeals are planned.

If the execution happens, Soliz would be the sixth inmate to be executed in Texas this year and the 15th in the United States.

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