A man convicted of a fatal robbery at a Dallas-area Subway shop just weeks after he was fired from his job there was executed Thursday night. Terry Edwards, 43, received a lethal injection for the $3,000 holdup at a Subway restaurant where two employees were shot to death in 2002. Asked if he had a final statement, Edwards replied, "I'm at peace with God. I hope y'all find peace in this." As the lethal dose of pentobarbital was administered, he began snoring quickly, the AP reports. Within about 30 seconds, all movement stopped. He was pronounced dead 23 minutes after the sedative began flowing into his arms. Edwards never looked at five relatives of the two murder victims who stood a few feet from him, looking through a window.
Mickell Goodwin, 26, and Tommy Walker, 34, were each shot in the head in the holdup. Walker, the store manager, had seven children and stepchildren; Goodwin was the mother of two daughters. No one else was inside the store. "Tonight is a time for us to remember Mickey and Tommy," their families said in a statement following the execution. "Though this chapter of our journey is now over, we will always feel the loss of them in our lives." Edwards' execution, the second this year in Texas and the third nationally, was delayed about four hours until the US Supreme Court rejected multiple last-day appeals that sought to halt his punishment. (Earlier this month, Texas executed a man who killed two people over a piece of gravel.)