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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.

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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.

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