The Campaign For DA

10.07.2005

Texas Execution #14

Ronald Ray Howard was executed last night for the killing of a trooper during a road side stop thirteen years ago. "Howard told a grand jury [comment: his lawyer sent him in front of a grand jury?] that he was listening to Soulja's Story by Tupac Shakur before he shot Davidson. The song makes references to a young black male being pulled over by police, remembering Rodney King, then opening fire on an officer." "As the drugs were administered, he lifted his head from the gurney and mouthed that he loved them, urged them to be strong and said, 'I'm going home.'"