San Antonio hit man set to die March 7, two decades after crime

San Antonio hit man set to die

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.

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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.

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