Stephen Michael Woods was executed by Texas this evening for his involvement in two gruesome murders ten years ago. His victims were Ronald Whitehead, 21, and Bethena Brosz, 19.
As the news story recounts:
Brosz and Whitehead, were found by golfers May 2, 2001, along a golf course road near The Colony, a North Dallas suburb midway between Dallas and Denton. Whitehead was shot six times in the head. Brosz was shot twice in the head and once in the knee. Both had their throats cut. Brosz was alive when she was found but died the following day.
Witnesses testified at Woods' 2002 trial that he lured Whitehead to the isolated road on the pretense of a drug deal and killed him because he knew about another killing involving Woods two months earlier in California. Prosecutors said Brosz merely was at the wrong place at the wrong time and was killed because she was a witness to Whitehead's death.