Texas Inmate Laughs, Says ‘It’s All Good’ as He’s Executed
A convicted murderer on Wednesday night became Texas’ 17th inmate to be put to death by lethal injection this year, but not before laughing off his fate from the execution chamber. Troy Clark, 51, was found guilty of torturing and killing a former roommate, Christina Muse of Tyler, in May 1998, and he was accused of two other murders. But Clark denied killing Muse just moments before his execution on Wednesday night, declaring, “I’m not the one that killed Christina, so whatever makes y’all happy.” Addressing witnesses watching the procedure from an adjacent room, including his own friends and Muse’s relatives, Clark reportedly chuckled and said, “I love y’all. I’ll see you on the other side. Y’all be good. OK, Warden, I’m ready.” He also reportedly reassured friends, saying, “It’s all good.” Clark was pronounced dead at 6:36 p.m.