Rodriguez, known as the “Suitcase Killer,’ was executed tonight by the state of Texas. Rodriguez earned his death sentence for killing and sexually assaulting a pregnant prostitute in 2005 then disposing of her body by stuffing it inside a suitcase and then tossing the suitcase in a Dumpster. After his arrest for that crime, he confessed to killing another woman and disposing of her body the same way.
Because Texas no longer allows special last meal requests, Rodriguez had the same food as others in his unit. For his last meal, Rosendo Rodriguez had pepper steak, steamed rice, brown gravy, vegetable blend, black-eyed peas, cornbread, chilled pasta salad, and a choice of water, tea, or punch to drink.