Capital Punishment

Texas Executes 9/11 ‘Revenge Killer’

The state of Texas executed Mark Stroman Wednesday night—a man convicted of murdering two men he mistook for Muslims after September 11. Stroman said he was acting out of patriotism. One of his victims was, in fact, Indian; the other was a Muslim-born Pakistani. Stroman also shot in the face a Bangladeshi convenience store worker, who survived. That man, Rais Bhuiyan, led a campaign to spare Stroman’s life but was unable to stop the execution.