Execution date set for man convicted in pregnant woman's murder

Execution date set for man convicted in pregnant woman's murder

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A Lubbock judge has signed a death warrant for the man convicted of killing a pregnant woman in 2005. 

Rosendo Rodriguez III was sentenced to death for the 2005 slaying of 29-year-old Summer Baldwin, who was 10 weeks pregnant. He'll be executed by lethal injection March 27, 2018 at 6 p.m.

The victim's body found inside a suitcase at the Lubbock city landfill.

Rodriguez claimed he killed Baldwin in self-defense.

Rodriguez was accused, but never went to trial for the murder of Lubbock teenager, Joanna Rogers.

Her body was also found in the landfill.

Rodriguez was a Marine reservist from San Antonio training here in Lubbock. 

His failed appeals contend he didn't have adequate legal help at trial and that his confession wasn't obtained properly.


 

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