Alfredo Prieto Executed Virginia Serial Killer

Alfredo Prieto was executed by the State of Virginia for a murder and sexual assault

According to court documents Alfredo Prieto would sexually assault Rachael Raver and murder her boyfriend Warren Fulton in 1990. The case would go unsolved for twenty years. When authorities were ready to charge the serial killer he was easy to find for he was sitting on death row in California for the sexual assault and murder of a teen girl

Alfredo Prieto would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death

Alfredo Prieto would be executed on October 1 2015 by lethal injection

Alfredo Prieto has been tied to six other murders

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Alfredo Prieto was executed on October 1 2015

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Virginia has executed Alfredo Prieto, a convicted serial killer who claimed he was intellectually disabled.

The 49-year-old was pronounced dead at 9:17pm local time on Thursday after being given a lethal three-drug combination, including the sedative pentobarbital, at Greensville Correctional Center in Jarrat.

Prieto, wearing jeans and a light blue shirt, showed no emotion as he was strapped to the gurney.

“I would like to say thanks to all my lawyers, all my supporters and all my family members,” he said, before mumbling, “Get this over with.”

The El Salvador-born had fought to prove that he was intellectually disabled to bar the state from putting him to death.

But a federal appeals court in Virginia upheld his death sentence in June and the US supreme court refused on Thursday to block his execution. A federal judge separately rejected a concern that the drugs used to put him to death – pentobarbitol supplied by the Texas prison system – were unsafe.

Prieto was sentenced to death in Virginia in 2010 for the murder of a young couple more than two decades earlier. Rachael Raver and her boyfriend, Warren Fulton III, both 22, were found shot to death in a wooded area a few days after being seen at a nightspot in Washington DC.

Prieto was on death row in California at the time for raping and murdering a 15-year-old girl and was linked to the Virginia slayings through DNA evidence.

California officials agreed to send him to Virginia on the rationale that it was more likely to carry out the execution.

He has been connected to as many as six other killings in California and Virginia, authorities have said, but he was never prosecuted because he had already been sentenced to death.

Prieto is the first inmate to be executed in in Virginia in nearly three years. The last execution took place in January 2013, when Robert Gleason was put to death in the state’s electric chair, which inmates can choose over lethal injection. Gleason had been serving a life in prison for a 2007 murder when he killed his cellmate in 2009.

Virginia’s lethal injection protocol calls for the use of pentobarbital, a sedative, at the beginning of the execution. That is followed by rocuronium bromide, which halts an inmate’s breathing, and potassium chloride, which stops the heart.

Prieto’s attorneys filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to halt the execution until Virginia officials disclose more information about the supply of pentobarbital, which Virginia received from Texas because another sedative it planned to use expired.

Among other things, his attorneys sought to force the state to disclose the name of the compounding pharmacy, which Texas is allowed by law to keep secret. His attorneys said they were concerned about the quality of the drugs and whether they would bring Prieto “gratuitous and unnecessary pain.”

Prieto had also asked the US supreme court to intervene, saying he was intellectually disabled, and therefore ineligible for the death penalty. But the high court declined to grant his requests to stay the execution on Thursday.

His attorneys argued that the state should reconsider whether Prieto was intellectually disabled because the measure used during his 2008 trial was unconstitutional. The supreme court ruled last year that Florida could not use rigid cutoffs on IQ test scores to determine whether someone was intellectually disabled. Virginia had a nearly identical law

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