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The state of Texas executed Iván Cantú, who was convicted and sentenced to death for the murders of his cousin and his cousin's fiancee.

  • Who is Iván Cantú and why was he sentenced to death in Texas, United States?

Cantú, who insisted on his innocence and demanded a review of the case, died this Wednesday by lethal injection.

The time of death was recorded at 6:47 pm local time (7:47 pm Miami time), the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said in a press release.

"After more than two decades of multiple state and federal courts exhaustively reviewing his conviction, Iván Cantú finally met justice tonight. My hopeful prayer is that the families, friends and loved ones of the victims find a sense of peace long-awaited,” said Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis.

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