SAN ANTONIO - A hit man hired to kill a San Antonio woman over two decades ago is set to be executed by lethal injection Tuesday night.
Rolan Ruiz, 44, fatally shot 29-year-old Theresa Rodriguez in the head as she stepped out of her vehicle back in July of 1992.
He was hired by Rodriguez’s husband and brother-in-law for $2,000. The two planned to collect nearly $150,000 in life insurance money after her death.
Both men took plea deals.
The state executed the husband in 2008 for killing a police officer during a prison escape. Ruiz was set to die back in 2007, but the judge halted his execution hours before.
The execution will take place in Huntsville, Texas.