El Pasoan to be Executed
POSTED: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 3:26pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 3:25pm
EL PASO – A convicted felon from El Paso who killed a police officer during a prison escape is scheduled to be executed tomorrow.
The Texas Board of Pardons and Parols has rejected a clemency request for George Rivas, 41.
Rivas will be executed for gunning down an Irving police officer at a sporting goods store 11 years ago. Rivas and six other inmates -- known as the Texas 7, escaped a state prison before robbing the store.
Rivas, who is from El Paso, admitted to the deadly shooting.
His execution is scheduled for tomorrow evening in Huntsville.