Texas man who killed grandmother during 8-day spree executed

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) A Texas death row inmate was executed Tuesday evening for fatally shooting a 61-year-old grandmother at her North Texas home nearly a decade ago during an eight-day spate of crimes.

Mark Anthony Soliz is scheduled to receive a lethal injection in Huntsville for the 2010 slaying of Nancy Weatherly during a robbery at her home near Godley. (Texas prison photo)

Mark Anthony Soliz, 37, received a lethal injection Tuesday evening at the state penitentiary in Huntsville.

Soliz was condemned for the 2010 slaying of Nancy Weatherly during a robbery at her home near Godley.

Appeals courts had turned down requests by Soliz's attorneys to stop the execution.

The lawyers had argued Soliz is intellectually disabled due to fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Prosecutors portrayed Soliz as a dangerous individual who killed Weatherly for a "pittance of property."

Soliz was the 15th inmate put to death this year in the U.S. and the sixth in Texas.