Attorneys for a San Antonio man who faced execution yesterday appealed to Gov. Greg Abbott to grant the death row inmate a 30-day reprieve.

Unfortunately the appeals did not work and Chris Young was declared dead at 6:38 p.m. Tuesday.

Young, 34, was convicted of shooting and killing a San Antonio convenience store owner during an attempted robbery in 2004. The store owner’s son didn’t want Young to be executed.

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Young’s final words were to the family of the victim.

The rest of this article can be read on KSAT.

You can also check out the documentary made with Patel’s son and Chris Young:

Lawrence Ware wrote a very compelling piece on The Root as well in regards to whether Chris Young Should have been executed.