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Dead guy of the day... Special.

I've already posted one article today, but this is about a man, who was executed 7 days ago, on November 20, 2003.

Most of this will be coppied from one of my sources.

Robert Lloyd Henry was excecuted for the murders of Carol Lea Arnold and her mother, Hazel Rumohr. He was excecuted by Lethal injection. Born on September 26, 1962 he was 41 years old when he was killed. He commited his crime on September 5, 1993 and was convicted and sentenced on November 14, 1994.

Summary of Crime and Events:
During the 1993 Labor Day weekend, Robert Lloyd Henry murdered 83-year-old Hazel Rumohr and her daughter, 57-year-old Carol Arnold, in their home at 1820 Portland Drive in Portland. Henry and Arnold's son had been good friends during their teenage years and Henry had regularly visited Arnold's home. Henry maintained contact with the victims through Christmas cards.

Between midnight and 9:00 a.m. on September 5, 1993, Henry entered the victims' home leaving no signs of forced entry. While there, he viciously beat and stabbed both Rumohr and Arnold to death. Rumohr, 83-years-old and physically frail due to age and health problems, suffered multiple stab wounds. In addition to the defense wounds on her hands and arms, Rumohr suffered stab wounds in the neck, back, and chest. The cause of her death was a slashing stab wound to the chest which began near her shoulder, continued through her chest cavity, and punctured her heart.

Henry stabbed and beat Arnold severely about the head and neck. The medical examiner described her face as "entirely bruised" and it was unrecognizable to her neighbor of two and one-half years who identified Arnold by her jewelry and clothing. A rope or cord was attached to Arnold's leg, indicating that Henry intended some sort of bondage. Arnold's cause of death was blunt trauma to the head and brain.

Two months after the murders, Henry walked into the Corpus Christi Police Department to turn himself in to an officer he knew and trusted, E.R. Frobish. Henry told Frobish, "I killed two people in Portland, and I want to turn myself in to you." Henry went on to make other confessions to the double murder, admitting he used a knife and had worn work boots with knobby soles. The soles of Henry's work boots matched bloody foot prints at the crime scene. Henry's oral confessions were substantiated by DNA evidence: Rumohr's blood was found in Henry's car, and Henry's blood was found on the victims' washing machine. The chances of the latter match were 1 in 10,000.

He was the: 62nd murderer executed in U.S. in 2003;
882nd murderer executed in U.S. since 1976;
22nd murderer executed in Texas in 2003; and the 311th murderer executed in Texas since 1976.

He did not request a final meal.

His final words were directed towards his family and friends. He mouthed the words "Bye-Bye. I Love You. Here I go."

He did a horrible thing, and got what he deserved. But I think he deserves a few brownie points for turning himself in.


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I wonder why he was executed in Texas and not Portland? Or is there a Portland Texas?


*Shrugs* I don't know.


Yes, there is a Portland, Tx. He was executed at the prison in Huntsville, Tx where all the executions are carried out.


Yes, there really is a Portland, Tx. And he was executed in huntsville, TX where Texas does all the executions.
Too bad he got to die so peacefully.....should have been beaten and stabbed to death like he did to his victims.