Justen Hall will be executed tonight for a murder that took place in 2005. According to court documents the admitted white supremacist gang leader murdered a woman to ensure that the police would not learn about his drug operation in El Paso. On top of that murder Justen Hall was also convicted of another murder. Justin who at first stated he was innocent when he was convicted later would admit he was just buying time and attempting to stall the execution process. Justen Hall will be executed tonight at 6:00pm in Texas.
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Texas death row inmate is set to be executed for strangling a woman almost 20 years ago after he told a judge that he needed to be “put down.”
Justen Grant Hall’s execution is scheduled for Wednesday at the state penitentiary in Huntsville, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Newsweek has contacted the department for further comment.
Authorities said the 38-year-old strangled Melanie Billhartz using an extension cord in El Paso, Texas, on October 28, 2002, then buried her body in the New Mexico desert.
The Associated Press reported that Hall’s attorneys had asked to halt the execution, claiming he is not fit to be executed citing his history of mental illness. The request was denied by a judge last month and no appeals have been filed since.
Hall, a white supremacist gang member who has been on death row since 2005, has refused to speak with his counsel for at least two years, The Texas Tribune reported. Hall has urged courts to waive his appeals and set a date for his execution.
“I do not like the person I have become, and I need to be put down like the rabid dog that I am,” he wrote to a trial judge in October 2016, according to the Tribune. “These walls 24/7 have broken me. It is taking every last ounce of will to even make it from day to day.”
Hall was the district captain of the Aryan Circle gang and running a drug operation in El Paso when he murdered Billhartz, according to the Associated Press.
Authorities said Billhartz, who hung out with Hall and others in his drug house, had accused Ted Murgatroyd, who also frequented the house, of assault on the night she was killed.