Mauriceo Brown Executed For Michael LaHood Murder

Mauriceo Brown was executed by the State of Texas for the murder of Michael LaHood

According to court documents Mauriceo Brown, Kenneth Foster and two other men would commit numerous armed robberies over the weeks prior to the murder. On the day of the murder they would go to the home of Michael LaHood who would be fatally shot before his belongings were stolen

Mauriceo Brown and Kenneth Foster would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death

Kenneth Foster death sentence would later be commuted to life in prison however as of this writing he is waiting trial for the prison murder of Anthony Dominguez

Mauriceo Brown would be executed by lethal injection on July 19 2006

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When Was Mauriceo Brown Executed

Mauriceo Brown was executed on July 19 2006

Where Is Kenneth Foster Now

Kenneth Foster is incarcerated at the Polunsky Unit

Mauriceo Brown Case

Mauriceo Mashaw Brown, a gang member convicted of murdering a San Antonio man 11 years ago, died from a state-administered lethal injection Wednesday night as his mother wailed and then collapsed to the floor in tears, proclaiming he was innocent. “He was not guilty, God Jesus, no,” screamed Cynthia Lucky after the drugs took effect and Brown lost consciousness. “They didn’t care. They didn’t care.”

In his final statement moments earlier, Brown, 31, apologized to the family of Michael LaHood Jr., whom Brown was convicted of murdering in a 1995 robbery. But Brown, who during various appeals in recent years recanted confessions that led to his conviction, did not quite acknowledge responsibility in his last moments. “To the victim’s family, I am sorry you lost a brother, loved one and friend,” said Brown, strapped to the death chamber gurney. “I apologize that you lost a loved one this way. “To my family, I love you all. Keep your heads up and know I will be in a better place. God bless you all. OK, Warden.”

The lethal cocktail of drugs began flowing at 6:32 p.m. as Brown’s mother, accompanied by a brother, sister and several family friends, suddenly began clutching at the death chamber’s glass window and wailing loudly. “God loves you! God loves you! God loves you!” Lucky cried as she collapsed to the floor, clutched in the arms of her other son and daughter. Brown died eight minutes later, the 15th person to be executed in Texas this year and the 370th since Texas reinstated the death penalty in 1982.

LaHood’s mother and father did not attend the execution; their other two sons represented the family. Nora LaHood said in an interview Tuesday that she didn’t need to see the execution to find satisfaction in it. She said she empathized with the mother of her son’s killer. “There will be tears for justice for my son,” she said, her voice cracking with emotion. “But there will be tears of sorrow for her (Brown’s mother). This is not something I will be celebrating.”

Brown confessed to police and the jury at his death penalty trial that he shot Michael LaHood in the face during the last robbery of an all-night crime spree Aug. 15, 1995. But after his death penalty was affirmed, Brown began recanting, and he maintained his innocence to the end. Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed dismissed Brown’s protestations of innocence and said the execution was warranted after the system upheld repeated challenges to the original conviction. “It was evident what they were doing that evening,” Reed said. “The jury decided that, and there was no question. And so under all theories he’s guilty of capital murder, any way you slice it.”

The U.S. Supreme Court sent word on Brown’s final appeal at 5:57 p.m. Brown spent his last days in his death row cell praying and receiving visitors. For his last meal, he ordered enchiladas heavy with cheese and onions, fried chicken and a boneless T-bone steak with A1 Steak Sauce.

A brother, Leslie Brown Jr., said earlier Wednesday that Brown seemed calm and almost upbeat, having found refuge in religion. A month ago, Brown had himself re-baptized a Catholic. He had been reading the Bible daily. “He feels like everything happens for a reason, and he was given this opportunity to get his life right with God,” Leslie Brown said.

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